Ireland day 0847. Tuesday 23 January 2024- Jocelyn *

Ireland day 0847. Tuesday 23 January 2024- Jocelyn
Today’s summary Val started a new job at Newbridge today so I drove her across to the other side of the estuary on my way to work.   Another day in the office then in the evening after Val had taken the train back to Malahide, we went together to Portmarnock for our evening classes.   Delicious Kerrigans’ chicken stir fry for dinner
Today’s weather Stormy, heavily overcast and wet.   Gale force south westerly wind.   Appx 14c
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).

It was a big day for Val today as she has moved on to a new work patters that will see her time split between the model railway museum, Malahide Castle and Newbridge demesne – with hopefully a bit more time off in the gaps too.   Today she started up at Newbridge, where she’s learning the ropes today and tomorrow.

Newbridge is only a stone’s throw away from us but the Broadmeadow estuary inconveniently separates it from Malahide.   So we folded up the bike, and I drove her across to her new work with the bike in the boot.   Once she was safely ensconced, I drove on down to my office – making the detour to Newbridge only added about ten  minutes to my normal commute, so it really wasn’t a major hassle.   For the return journey, she cycled from Newbridge to the station at Donabate then caught the train back across the estuary.

My day at the office was a bit less pressured than yesterday as I’ve finished my prep. for the CEO meeting tomorrow, so there was just some tidying up left to do.   I was finished by 5pm so came home and just had time for a cup of tea with Val before we both headed out again – this time to Portmarnock School, for Val’s Pilates and my Spanish.

Both of us had good lessons but the sound of the wind thrashing around outside – as we are battered by yet another storm and the wind and rain are threatening to play havoc with transport systems and electricity supplies once again.   This one is Jocelyn and it’s the tenth major storm of the winter which apparently isn’t that unusual, but it’s getting a bit repetitive at the moment.

Well that’s it for now.   Time for some more Sopranos!


Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Trusty Yaris tucked up for the night
Tonight’s stir fry.   Delicious
Interactive map

(No map today)

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