Ireland day 0779. Thursday 16 November 2023- Commuting *

Ireland day 0779. Thursday 16 November 2023- Commuting
Today’s summary Drove over to client offices and worked there until late afternoon.  Returned to the flat before the rush hour then sorted out some contractual issues.   Went on a short walk and watched a documentary on RTE set in Ireland in 2050, while Val was at work at the Wonderlights
Today’s weather Mostly overcast but with some brighter spells and some rain showers.   Light westerly wind.   Appx 10c
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where we walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Evening walk with bargains

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

It’s amazing how quickly you reassimilate the habits of the past.   Early rise, quick shower, jump in the car, and try to get away before the rush hour.   So that was how my morning started, as I had a full day of meetings in the office scheduled today.   I actually quite enjoyed the day, though it was hard work.   I don’t know if it’s just an age thing, but I feel as if I am on a very steep learning curve and it’s tiring absorbing so much new knowledge and asking a million questions.   Still, it keeps the grey matter ticking over!

Once I’d done as much as I could in the office, I drove back and fortunately my path crossed briefly with Val’s as she was decanting from the museum to Wonderlights.   So we had time for a quick catch up and a cup of tea before she rushed out and I returned to the computer to sort out some details of the proposed contract with my client.   It’s amazing how much time all this detailed work takes up.

Anyway, eventually I was finished, so I decided to go out for a quick walk while the going was good.   A very enjoyable saunter round our usual Hanlon’s Lane route, made more interesting when I spotted a big brown fox lurking by the model railway museum (I think he lives there – I’ve seen him before) and the delight of several bakery bargains on offer in Tesco.

Now I’m back, I’m going to get some of the beef casserole I made last week for tea, and watch a fascinating-sounding futuristic docu-drama that Val has found on RTE entitled “Ireland 2050: Tomorrow Tonight”.   Let’s see what I can learn!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Spot the.. fox In the Marina – a big development of flats built on the other side of the railway line, about the same time as the Casino
Kathmandu Kitchen has been reincarnated as Zen.   It looks vaguely oriental and we will definitely have to check it out A new Padel court has been installed at the tennis club.   It looks interesting!
Sigh.   here we go again.   Earplugs at the ready!
It’s not how much I spent, but how much i saved!   And the “Ancient grains” bread, despite being a bit pretentious, is actually quite nice
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 4043 m
Max elevation: 16 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 56 m
Total descent: -54 m
Total time: 00:54:50
Download file: Night walk and bargain shopping compressed corrected.gpx

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