Ireland day 0771. Wednesday 08 November 2023- Waiting *

Ireland day 0771. Wednesday 08 November 2023- Waiting
Today’s summary Val was at work and I spent the morning preparing financial details for the consultancy work I may be doing shortly.   In the afternoon I made a chicken casserole and got my hair cut.   Walked up and over Paddy’s Hill in the late afternoon
Today’s weather Mostly cloudy but bright with some sunny intervals.   Moderate westerly wind.   Appx 10c
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):
Hair and Hill

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

Today was one of those slightly frustrating days when you are waiting for something to happen but it never quite does.   I submitted a proposal to do a small piece of consultancy work to my potential client some days ago now, and since then have also had to provide various pieces of financial information related to – yes you guessed it – tax.   So now I am slightly in limbo, waiting to receive a contract (or not, if they have changed their minds).

But the day wasn’t wasted – far from it!   As well as getting some financial matters in order, I made a big chicken casserole to keep us going for a few days, and did some washing.   I also managed to do my Spanish homework and best of all got a haircut.   I always feel a lot better when I’ve got my locks trimmed and today was no exception.   So I celebrated with a swift walk up the hill and back down to town.   A thoroughly invigorating excursion, on the edge of darkness.

Once Val got back, we enjoyed an excellent pasta dinner with chocolate pear sponge which Val managed to pull together out of seemingly nothing, and are now about to settle down to a couple more episodes of “Succession”.   Perhaps more progress will be made tomorrow.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

The beach was covered with seaweed and other flotsam after the strong easterly storms.   Yet more of the old promenade / breakwater had also been exposed (see banner image at the top) Lambay Lane, leading up to the Robswall estate.   It’s quite nice up there
From the top of the Robswall estate, looking south to Dublin Bay over Jameson Orchard
4+2=new haircut
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 5854 m
Max elevation: 53 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 102 m
Total descent: -97 m
Total time: 01:00:41
Download file: Hair and hill compressed corrected.gpx

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