Ireland day 0682. Friday 11 August 2023- Gym and shore *

Ireland day 0682. Friday 11 August 2023- Gym and shore
Today’s summary Went to the gym in the morning while Val went into the museum to check in with work colleagues.   In the afternoon we walked up Paddy’s Hill and back along the coast
Today’s weather Mostly dry and bright but a light shower at lunchtime.   moderate southerly wind.  Appx 20C
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where we walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Hill and shore

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

A relatively quiet day beckoned today, time to catch our breath after this week’s excursions.

Val wanted to check in with her colleagues at the Casino model railway museum this morning.   So while she was there, I spent a couple of hours gym-ing and swimming.   I think we both found our respective activities enjoyable and relatively sociable, too.

Then after a quick sandwich lunch, we headed out to get a bit of fresh air in the breezy afternoon sunshine.   Nothing spectacular – just our usual route up Paddy’s Hill then back down to the coast and back to Malahide along the beach.   But enjoyable nonetheless.

To round off a simple but relaxing day, we had beans on toast and home-made yogurt for dinner, with another glass of that cheap red wine we bought in Armagh.   We’re going to round off our laid-back day with a documentary on Netflix about Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Should certainly be a bit different!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

The Grand Hotel looking verdant and floriferous this morning on the way to the gym An unusual form of bushy hydrangea up by the Avoca courtyard
Taking a quick look round Avoca to see if there were any late-evening bargains.  Nothing under a €100 so left empty-handed Over the hill and back down to Lithostrotion beach, with Lambay on the horizon
Looking into the evening sun towards Malahide We disturbed a flock of starlings as we passed the lifeguards’ hut on Malahide beach
Tennis club was in full swing this morning.   A nice sunny day for a quick game of doubles
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 7952 m
Max elevation: 50 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 123 m
Total descent: -121 m
Total time: 02:02:08
Download file: Hill and shore compressed corrected.gpx

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