Ireland day 0857. Friday 02 February 2024- Wait and Work *

Ireland day 0857. Friday 02 February 2024- Wait and Work
Today’s summary Val was working at the museum and I was more or less confined to home, waiting to see if I am going to be called on to do any more work for my client before the contract formally ends on 21 February.   Nothing happened today but I used the time to catch up with a couple of friends by video.   Val came home for lunch then in the evening we walked up and round Robswall and then went on to “Bon Appetit” for dinner
Today’s weather Dry and bright with some sun.   Light westerly wind.   Appx 12c
Today’s overview location
(The grey mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The orange 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):
Night Moves on Robswall

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

Today, for her sins, Val was back working at the museum, though it was only a short day so was back in time to join me for a late lunch in mid-afternoon.

I, on the other hand, am slightly confined to base as I’m not sure if I am going to be called on to do any more work for my client before the Board meeting on 20 February.   Needless to say, nothing happened today but I used the time productively to have long video catch up calls with friends.   The first was with someone who moved to France at about the same time as we moved to Ireland (so we have lots of war stories in common to discuss), and the other a recently retired colleague in London.   All very enjoyable and made me realise once again just how important video calling is to us expatriates with globally dispersed family and friends.

Once Val was back and we’d had lunch, we decided to head out and get a bit of fresh air – though by the time we stirred it was more or less completely dark so there was more night than light on our walk over Robswall this evening.   Enjoyable nonetheless, then on the spur of the moment we booked ourselves into the Bon Appetit restaurant on James’ terrace here in Malahide, for dinner.   It turned out to be unexpectedly enjoyable, and we will definitely go again.   A nice way to finish a low-key but enjoyable day.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Oncoming no.42 from the top of Church Road Virtually every single flat occupied this evening, up in the Jameson estate
Val moving mysteriously in the night of Robswall
Healthy lunch!   Cabbage and blackbean “bunny chow” (made by Val last weekend) with pear and raspberry dessert (made by me).   Full of goodness, I think.
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 6026 m
Max elevation: 50 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 108 m
Total descent: -107 m
Total time: 01:16:36
Download file: Night moves compressed corrected.gpx

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