Ireland day 0786. Thursday 23 November 2023- Officework *

Ireland day 0786. Thursday 23 November 2023- Officework
Today’s summary A quick bit of domestic admin first thing in the morning then drove over to the office for the rest of the day.   Made some progress then in the evening went for a walk up the hill while Val was at Wonderlights
Today’s weather Drizzly and damp with some brighter spells and clearing in the evening.  Moderate to strong westerly wind, declining later.   Appx 12c
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):
Robswall by night

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

I had a lot of writing-up to do as part of my job today, so I could actually have done it from the flat.   But I find I get too easily distracted by things like cutting my toenails, if I am not almost physically chained to my desk.   So I decided to go into the office to do my work, rather than taking the easy option of staying in Malahide.

But before I set off, I had to make a quick visit to the DIY shop here in Malahide, to get a key to open the meter cupboards where our gas and electricity meters are kept, down in the garage.   It was meter reading time and our landlord has asked if we could do the readings ourselves, to save them a journey out from Dublin.   I don’t mind doing this – and indeed its quite interesting having a poke around in the basement – but the cupboards are locked, hence the need for the special key.

Anyway, once that small but fascinating bit of life admin was done and the readings submitted to Bord Gáis, I jumped in the car, drove to the office, and stayed there until about 6pm.   It turned out to be quite productive, and I felt I made some progress.   I also had some useful discussions with some of my colleagues while I was there, so the time was well spent.

Once I got back from work, Val had already set out to start her working evening at Wonderlights, so our paths didn’t cross until later in the evening – just in time to plough on with another episode of “Succession”.   But in the meantime, I had my dinner, and then went on one of my favourite shortish walks, up Seamount and back through Robswall to the coast.   It was a good evening and I enjoyed the leg-stretch.   I might just find time for some Spanish deberes too.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

€5 for the privilege of being to read my own meter! Backlit tree at the bottom of St Margaret’s Road looked quit striking, I thought
It’s the Mysterons again – this time from Seamount Road The eastern crescent in the Robswall estate
Down by the coast.   It’s quite reassuring that the sea is just always there, day or night Christmas is making its first appearance in Malahide.   I’m looking forward to it, though admittedly I don’t feel very festive yet
Tennis club busy tonight.   There’s a plan to enclose these courts in a giant semi-rigid dome so they are playable in all weathers.   Perhaps not surprisingly, it isn’t proving popular with the people who live opposite and who will have to look at them
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 5637 m
Max elevation: 50 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 92 m
Total descent: -93 m
Total time: 00:57:26
Download file: Robswall night loop compressed corrected.gpx

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