Ireland day 0885. Friday 01 March 2024- Storm and Snow *

Ireland day 0885. Friday 01 March 2024- Storm and Snow
Today’s summary First thing, I had a video call with a former colleague in London to discuss hydrogen.   Then I went to the gym while Val practiced her violin for the rest of the morning.   In the afternoon after lunch I did my Spanish homework then caught up on a couple of episodes of The Sopranos in the evening.
Today’s weather Stormy, very wet and heavily overcast.   Gale force north easterly wind.  Appx 5c
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).

I think today must rank as one of the wettest days we’ve had in the two and a half years we have lived in Ireland – which is saying something as there have been quite a few.   It started raining at midnight last night and as I write this at 9pm the next day it’s still pouring down.  But Malahide, it seems, has been lucky.   Much of the rest of Ireland has been blanketed in cold wet snow – which is ironic, really, as today is supposed to be the first day of the weather forecasters’ spring.

Anyway, undeterred by the weather, I started the day with a video call to a former colleague in London to discuss hydrogen policy.   A very interesting catch up and I do enjoy making sure that my brain still works.   Then I went off to the gym for a while, and Val stayed behind to practice her violin.   Very impressive!   She’s getting quite good already.

The rest of the day was spent on domestic chores and doing my Spanish homework.  Today it was horoscopes, which was certainly a bit different from the norm.   Now it’s time for dinner, a beer and a couple of episodes of The Sopranos.   A low-key day, just what was called for after yesterday’s epic day out.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

High tide and an easterly gale led to elevated water levels in the estuary (and to very churned-up looking water) Cordylines normally give the estuary promenade a sort of tropical feel.   But not today as the howling gale threatened to rip them out of the ground
Looking out of the estuary- the north easterly gale was whipping up the open sea into a white foam Spathiphyllum kochii (Mauna Loa Peace Lily) growing in the lobby to the gym.   A cheerful contrast to the storm outside
Deberes!   Today I had to translate a horoscope.   I am a Sagitario 
Malahide was seemingly right at the centre of a spiral of rain which was rooted on the spot for the best part of 24 hours.   As a consequence, everything here is absolutely soaked – although we we only had rain and sleet, not snow as seems to have hit much of the rest of Ireland
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(No map today)

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