Ireland day 0678. Monday 07 August 2023- Oppenheimer *

Ireland day 0678. Monday 07 August 2023- Oppenheimer
Today’s summary Morning spent on sorting out various email accounts then quick Hanlon’s Lane walk.   Went to see Oppenheimer film at Swords in the evening
Today’s weather Dry with some sunny intervals.   Light westerly wind.   Appx 18C
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where we walked)
(No GPX today)

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

First thing this morning, I needed to do a bit of tidying up of my email accounts.   They seem to have been proliferating recently, so I needed to spend a few moments sorting them out.   It will still need some more time behind the keyboard to finish the job, but I made good progress today.   I’ll try and do more tomorrow.   While I was fiddling around online, Val was busy doing  the cooking.   I also put my shoulder briefly to the domestic wheel to do a couple of loads of washing.

After lunch (we finished off the caponata) I went on a quick walk round Hanlon’s Lane, just to get a bit of fresh air after a morning spent on the computer.   Then we dashed out to get the 102 to Swords.   Our destination this afternoon was a matinee performance of the new blockbuster “Oppenheimer” at the Movies @ Swords cinema.

It was an epic but I have to say it had us both gripped from start to finish.   OK some of the sections were a bit amateurish and over-acted, but the overall effect was enthralling.   We sat motionless for the whole three hours.   The lead role, of J Robert Oppenheimer, was played by Irish actor Cillian Murphy, and he must surely be in line for a “Best Actor” Oscar in next year’s Academy Awards.   Overall, we both thought it was worth at least a 9 out of 10 and would highly recommend it.

We were emotionally drained by the time we got back to the flat, so are currently recovering with a beer and some delicious colcannon that Val has rustled up using the cabbage we bought from the market garden at Kilruddery on Friday.   Perhaps we will go and see something a bit lighter next.   “Barbie”, anyone?

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

I think this is a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) growing just outside the model railway museum.   But it’s easily confused with Swamp Cypress (Taxodium distichum) so I’m not 100% sure.   The Swamp Cypress seems to have narrower needles, though In Railway Avenue, along the route back from my Hanlon’s Lane walk
Malahide station.   It’s been pretty quiet as it’s a public holiday today The window boxes on the railings above the station are always beautiful and today was no exception
In the Swords Pavilions shopping centre, from the mezzanine gallery outside the “Movies @ Swords” cinema
Interactive map

(No map today)

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