Ireland day 0767. Saturday 04 November 2023- Unremarkable *

Ireland day 0767. Saturday 04 November 2023- Unremarkable
Today’s summary Val was at work so in the morning I did a bit of my own work, plus some hoovering, and also washed the sheets.   In the afternoon when it had stopped raining I went on my Robswall Hill walk but did it the opposite way round for a change.   TV in the evening.
Today’s weather Heavy rain overnight and continuing until lunchtime.   A bit drier in the afternoon.   Strong easterly wind.   Appx 10c
Today’s overview location
(The green 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):
Clockwise hill and coast leg stretch

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

Today really was quite nondescript.   Val was at work, and the weather was  wet and windy, so I didn’t really feel much like heading out on a longer expedition.  There was no Walking Club outing that I could join today, either.   In any case, the flat was due a hoovering and the sheets needed washing so I couldn’t really just buzz off and neglect my duties.   We also have visitors coming for a couple of days, arriving tomorrow afternoon, so I did a bit of tidying up to try and make the flat look as presentable as possible.

I had to go out to get some milk, and while I was in the supermarket, I discovered that sandwiches were being sold off half price (and even then at €1.40 for a chicken sandwich I didn’t think it was especially cheap).   So of course I couldn’t miss a bargain like that – lunch sorted in a stroke!

After I’d eaten, I put more washing on and ventured out to stretch my legs.   I ended up doing my favourite coast-and-hill walk, though this time I did it the opposite (clockwise) way round, just to maintain the interest.   It was an enjoyable outing and I always appreciate the opportunity to blow the cobwebs away – even if it was a bit chilly and damp today.

For the evening, now that Val’s back, we are going to do a bit more preparation for the arrival of our guests, then probably watch another episode or two of “succession”.   We are really enjoying it and can highly recommend giving it a look.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

White horses off the Malahide coast For once, I didn’t see anyone swimming!   (Though I didn’t venture as far as Portmarnock beach, where there seems to be a greater appetite for risk-taking)
Coming back past the playing fields in the castle demesne Autumnal trees with the castle behind
The Malahide Station window boxes have adopted their winter plumage.   They are a brilliant and cheering addition to the town.
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 7386 m
Max elevation: 54 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 120 m
Total descent: -118 m
Total time: 01:18:00
Download file: Leg stretch compressed corrected.gpx

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