Ireland day 0734. Monday 02 October 2023- Clearing day 2 *

Ireland day 0734. Monday 02 October 2023- Clearing day 2
Today’s summary A friend visited in the morning and collected some of our surplus stuff.  Continued clearing the garage and loft all day
Today’s weather Heavily overcast and very humid in the morning, then heavy thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening.   Very light southerly 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).

Today was a bit of a re-run of yesterday, with a focus on clearing out the garage and the loft.   It’s quite cathartic getting rid of stuff that you had forgotten you even had and in any case no longer need.   But it’s hard, painstaking work, and quite tiring.   Anyway, we did make progress, fortified by regular cups of tea and glasses of apple juice.

One of our friends came around this morning and took quite a lot of our stuff away – mainly for her children and grandchildren to use.   It lightened the day a lot, and will make the final clearance that much easier.   It’s great to know that the items will be going to a good home.

We worked solidly for about 12 hours, so by 8pm we were ready to call it a day.   A microwave curry was an easy and tasty end to the day, and we rounded it off with a couple of glasses of some elderflower gin that we discovered lurking at the back of a cupboard.   It was quite nice actually.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Typical scene in the garage this afternoon We are successfully managing to drain all the half-drunk bottles of weird liqueurs that we have accumulated over the years.   Makes a most peculiar cocktail
I’m not sure why my social media targeted me with this particular ad
From an old cycling atlas I found in the loft.   The main routes are just the same as they were about 100 years ago!
Interactive map

(No map today)

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