Ireland day 0756. Tuesday 24 October 2023- Indoors *

Ireland day 0756. Tuesday 24 October 2023- Indoors
Today’s summary Another day spent mostly indoors, working on a proposal related the consultancy work I may be undertaking. Just time for a short walk up to the top of Church Road while dodging torrential downpours. Spanish in the evening
Today’s weather Cloudy most of the day with torrential showers in the afternoon. Clear later. Moderate south easterly wind. Appx 13c
Today’s overview location
(The grey mark shows the location of my route)
Close-up location
(The orange line shows where I walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Up to the top of Church Road between the downpours

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

Today was a bit of a carbon-copy of yesterday. Val was at work and I was stuck behind a desk staring at a computer screen. I have been trying to write a proposal paper and have been suffering a bit from writers block – it’s one of those days when you decide to tidy the flat and clean the oven as a viable alternative to work.

Anyway I eventually managed to make some progress, after a video chat with a friend in the UK and a less cheerful chat with my accountant warning me about the various tax implications of my new assignment. Hey ho. Rome wasn’t built in a day!

Anyway, eventually by about 4:30 I felt I’d done enough for the day so I stopped work and headed out into the fresh air for a short walk up to the top of Church Road. I was quite fortunate in my timing, actually, as my need to get outside coincided with a brief break in the torrential downpours which have been hitting Malahide. And there was the bonus of a nice rainbow to decorate the way, too.

Well, that’s enough. Now time to head out and subject myself to more mental anguish in the form of Spanish classes. Sometimes I just want the world to stop so I can get off – but then I have to remind myself that it’s all self-inflicted!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Up in the demesne.   I love the way it glows in the sun after rain Rapidly decaying tree-stump.   I was struck by the vivid orange colour
Returning to the town centre via St Margaret’s Road
It’s my favourite tree again, looking stunning in the low angle post-deluge sun
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 3087 m
Max elevation: 34 m
Min elevation: 8 m
Total climbing: 46 m
Total descent: -44 m
Total time: 00:35:46
Download file: Up and down the hill between the showers compressed corrected.gpx

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