Ireland day 0881. Monday 26 February 2024- UK Guests 4 *

Ireland day 0881. Monday 26 February 2024- UK Guests 4
Today’s summary Had bacon blaas for breakfast then walked down to the beach to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Dropped our friends off at the airport for their return flight to the UK around noon, then went in to IKEA for lunch. Into London for a lecture on oil and gas exploration at Tributy College in the evening.
Today’s weather Cool bright and full sun all day. Light northerly wind. Appx 8c
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):
Short beach walk Val Helen Nick

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

Our guests left us today after a very successful and enjoyable visit to Malahide. We took them to the airport around lunchtime, but not before we had first had breakfast and a walk along the beach.

Val made bacon blaas for breakfast, using blaa rolls we had bought in Waterford a couple of weeks ago. Delicious, especially with a good dollop of tomato sauce. Once we’d stoked up on calories, we headed off down to the beach to enjoy the fresh air and the seascape on a lovely sunny morning. Cool and breezy but very refreshing.

But all good things have to come to an end, so we ferried our friends round to the airport then decided to treat ourselves to lunch at IKEA, which is just down the road.  We even managed to get a cheap set of replacement glass tumblers, which we had been looking for for some time.

Once back in Malahide, it was a quick turnaround then I headed out again to catch a train for Dublin. I headed into town to attend a lecture on “How Oil and Gas Competencies are Shaping Low Carbon Energy Technologies” by prof Rita Okoroafor of Texas A&M University.

The lecture was interesting if perhaps only of tangential interest, but as one of my main reasons for going was to have a look round some of the science buildings in Trinity College, I came away satisfied.

Now that our guests have left, we can resume watching the Sopranos. We have a lot of catching up to do!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

The Brent Geese will be contemplating their long flights back to the Arctic shortly.   Sooner them than mew Val a distant figure on Malahide beach with Lambay beyond
Surveying the high tide Lonely figure on the beach.   Always at its best on a bright winters day like today
Happy faces!   A refreshing walk round the coast in Malahide before driving over to the airport The Museum Building, Trinity College.   Our lecture was in room M4
Inside the Museum Building.   Pretty impressive
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 4970 m
Max elevation: 16 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 60 m
Total descent: -60 m
Total time: 01:27:15
Download file: Short-walk-on-the-beach-compressed-corrected.gpx

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