Ireland day 0832. Monday 08 January 2024- Work Again *

Ireland day 0832. Monday 08 January 2024- Work Again
Today’s summary Val took the 102 bus to the airport first thing – she’s back in the UK again for another short visit.   I went to the office and did some more preparation for tomorrow’s workshop then came back to Malahide to get a haircut.   A bit more prep in the evening then cooked a stir fry for dinner, went on a short walk, and watched some TV
Today’s weather A little overnight sleet, then mostly clear, bright and blowy for the rest of the day.   Moderate to strong easterly wind.   Appx 5c
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):
Millview by night

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

I’m afraid my blogs are getting a bit tedious at the moment as they all seem to have common elements.   First off, Val scooted off to the airport on the 102.   She’s in London for another flying visit and is back on Thursday.   Then I drove off to work and did some more preparation for the workshop I’m running tomorrow.   It’s been a lot of hard work and I’ll be glad when it’s over.   And by way of a last minute complication, some of the key delegates have announced they are not coming after all, in view of the yellow severe weather warning that Met Éireann have just issued.   Sigh – best laid plans, and all that.

Eventually I managed to get away and returned to Malahide just in time to get a haircut before the barbers shut.   I feel a lot more poised now, having got rid of the unruly locks!  Once back in the flat, I made a chicken stir-fry (another Kerrigans special and it was delicious) then while it was cooking, I rehearsed what I’m going to talk about in my presentation tomorrow.   I think I will need to speed up a bit!   Eventually I was satisfied with what I had to say, so I packed the work things away and went on another night walk.  This time I explored a bit of western Malahide that I hadn’t seen before, and I very much enjoyed it despite the cold wind which made my nose run like a tap (TMI!).

Finally, now this blog has been written, I’m going to switch off mentally for a bit and watch some travel TV on Amazon.   Relaxation at last!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning, which is playing havoc with the travel plans of those who were expecting to drive up from Cork to my workshop tomorrow  Silk Tassel Bush, Garrya elliptica,  a native of Mexico but a relatively common garden shrub in Ireland on account of the striking long “catkins” it produces in the depths of winter.   This specimen was spotted growing alongside the Dublin Road on my walk this evening
I always enjoy exploring new paths and bye-ways – the one linking the Dublin Road to the Millview estate was particularly interesting Millview.   No views of Mills tonight – nor for that matter, of anything else, as it was pretty much pitch dark when I passed by
I love these big road resurfacing machines.   Like sleeping monsters, this one hibernating is just off Texas Lane Lagoon no longer frozen tonight – mainly I think because it is more windy today than yesterday, than because the temperature has risen
Chicken stir fry.   I managed to make it all by myself!
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 4186 m
Max elevation: 19 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 46 m
Total descent: -45 m
Total time: 00:45:42
Download file: Millview compressed corrected.gpx

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