Ireland day 0689. Friday 18 August 2023- Guests 01 *

Ireland day 0689. Friday 18 August 2023- Guests 01
Today’s summary Met friends at the UK from the airport at lunchtime then drove round to Dalkey.   Met their friends at Finnegan’s pub and went for a walk after lunch
Today’s weather Very overcast and wet in the morning, drizzly in the afternoon, torrential rain in evening and overnight.   Gale force south easterly wind.   Appx q8C
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):
Dalkey Stroll

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

We’ve got friends over at the moment so this blog will be brief.

We picked them up from the airport at lunchtime and then drove round to Dalkey to meet some of their own friends for a drink, lunch and then a walk, starting at Finnegan’s Pub.   Great fun despite heavy overcast skies and threatening rain.   We had another drink afterwards then drove back right through central Dublin – over the toll bridge and through the toll tunnel – and enjoyed Piedmont Roast Peppers and pizza with chocolate brownies that Val had rustled up.   An excellent way to round off an very good day – although the stormy weather outside doesn’t bode too well for tomorrow’s activities.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Finnegan’s pub in Dalkey Colliemore harbour
Curious well in Dillon’s Park Brilliant cornflowers in Sorrento Park
Back in Finnegan’s for a “night cap”! Rotten weather later
Panorama from Sorrento Park over Dalkey Island and Sorrento Terrace
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 2965 m
Max elevation: 43 m
Min elevation: 8 m
Total climbing: 85 m
Total descent: -88 m
Total time: 00:58:52
Download file: Afternoon Walk in Dalkey compressed corrected.gpx

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