Ireland day 0770. Tuesday 07 November 2023- Visitors from UK 3 *

Ireland day 0770. Tuesday 07 November 2023- Visitors from UK 3
Today’s summary Showed our guests around Malahide and the Model Railway Museum and then they left about lunchtime.   Video call to Houston friend and dealt with some admin and domestic chores in the afternoon, and then went to Spanish in the evening
Today’s weather Dry sunny and bright.   Moderate westerly wind.   Appx 11c
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).

Our guests’ visit was short but sweet – a flying two day stay, but with a lot packed in.   After our Dublin adventures yesterday and on Sunday, we dialled the pace back today, for the last part of their trip.

We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast (a regular occurrence, it seems, as I have written those worlds many times since we came to Ireland), then Val escorted us all over the the Model Railway Museum so we could all have an expert guided trip.   As always, the trains were looking lovely so it was a very successful outing.

From there, we all looked round Malahide in our various different ways, then reconvened at the flat for coffee before our visitors set off for Rosslare.   Once they’d left, we did some household chores and then Val went up to the castle to discuss her forthcoming stint at “Wonderlights” (she starts on Thursday).   While she was away, I had a video call with my friend in Houston.   Very enjoyable, as always.   It’s going to be a busy few weeks for us both, I think.

In the evening, Val relaxed with “Wolf Hall” on Amazon, and I went off to Spanish. ¡Fue muy dificil, otra vez!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

The Casino museum looking at its autumnal best Coming back from the shops I took a short detour to return via the estuary road.   Here passing under the Dublin-Belfast railway line
A bit further along the coast.   A beautiful day today Leaving college this evening.   So many people here that I had to use the overflow car park
Autumn colours are lovely at the moment – and possibly a week or two later that normal this year.   One hard frost and a stormy night, and all the leaves will be down
Interactive map

(No map today)

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