Ireland day 0732. Saturday 30 September 2023- Ferry to UK *

Ireland day 0732. Saturday 30 September 2023- Ferry to UK
Today’s summary Took 7:30 am fast ferry to Holyhead then drove down to the south of the UK to begin some work related to a property sale.   Stopped off for lunch with friends in Chester on the way
Today’s weather Calm and overcast at the start, heavy rain later on.   Light southerly wind but stronger later.   Appx 15C
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).

Almost as soon as we moved to Ireland, we started to wonder what we should do about our old family house back in the UK.   Over the last two years, we have come to the conclusion that no matter what happens in the future, we are unlikely ever to need a moderate-sized family house again, so we have sold it.   We will, however, keep a different toe-hold in the UK property market.

So now of course the task is to empty out all the stuff that we have accumulated over the last 25 ears in the house, and figure out what to do with it.   We started the process today, by taking an early ferry over to the UK and driving down, by way of seeing some friends in Chester, to our house the tackle the mountain of clearing up we need to do now.

The journey was amazingly easy and very quick almost the whole way.   The only hiccup was the closure of a section of the M40 because of an accident, which necessitated a lengthy detour via Banbury.

Once we arrived at the house, we set to immediately on the loft and time-boxed ourselves to 1 hour’s work at most.   We actually got quite a lot done in our allotted 60 minutes, so now it’s time to chill out for a bit and enjoy some beans on toast!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Not been on the fast ferry for a good few years.   It’s a bit like being swallowed up by a giant manta-ray.   The crossing seemed to be very quick indeed (about 90 mins faster than the standard ferry) though you do feel more wave motion Here we are settled down for the journey.   I actually quite enjoy these ferry journeys as it’s enforced relaxation and you really can’t do anything at all.
Leaving Dublin port.   Always a hive of activity, though no human beings at all are visible Whizzing along!   You only really get an idea how fast you’re going when you step out of the back onto the smoking platform
We had a very nice bottle of wine for lunch with our friends, but sadly as I was driving I was only able to enjoy a thimble-ful, as they say
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(No map today)

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