Ireland day 0909. Monday 25 March 2024- Light Evening *

Ireland day 0909. Monday 25 March 2024- Light Evening
Today’s summary Spent almost all the daylight hours either on video calls, phone calls, webinars or doing Spanish homework.   Eventually managed to escape in the early evening and went on a short circular walk over Robswall Hill.  Nice and light in the evening, now.   SuperValu roast beef ready meal for dinner.   You can tell Val is still away!
Today’s weather Showery all day after overnight rain.   Some brighter intervals.   Moderate south easterly wind.   Appx 9c
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):
Light Evening Robswall Hill walk

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

We don’t alter the clocks for a few more days, but already the evenings are beginning to be light enough to get out and about and do useful things.   So I made the most of the light evening to go on a walk today but only after a day sitting at a desk working on the computer.

My first port of call was a very enjoyable catch up with a friend back in the UK.   He got married recently and today was the first opportunity I’d had to speak to him and find out how it all went.   So we had lots to catch up on.   As soon as that was finished, I got onto the phone to book a trip for later in the year.   We are hoping to go on a walking holiday with friends, so watch this space to see how things develop.   Then after a brief pause for lunch, I joined a webinar on Carbon Capture and Storage in Norway, which was interesting but a bit long at nearly two hours.   I segue-d from that straight into my Spanish homework which I found particularly hard and even after spending an hour an a half on it, I still haven’t finished.

Phew.   By 6pm I’d had enough so I downed tools for the day and decided to head out on my walk while it was still light.   My circuit of Robswall was refreshing and it was good to be able to enjoy the views in the daylight.   A strongish easterly wind was blowing off the Irish Sea, which certainly helped clear away the cobwebs.   On the return leg of my outing I called in to SuperValu to get an emergency wife-is-away ready meal which in the case of tonight is a roast beef dinner for one.

Anyway the oven has done its stuff and the timer has gone ping so I’m going to sign off now and go and enjoy the meal which I have spent so many hours lovingly preparing.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Bright and blossomy on St Margaret’s Road.   Quite a contrast to this time of day only a few weeks ago when it would have been pitch dark by now Pleased to see the path from Seamount to Seapark has reopened again
Jameson Orchard House – still no sign of it being demolished or converted into flats.   It must have been magnificent in its heyday, with extensive grounds and fabulous views Looking down the Robswall estate towards Lambay Island from the top of the hill
Heading up Seamount with the golden light of the setting sun casting long shadows
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 6731 m
Max elevation: 50 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 116 m
Total descent: -116 m
Total time: 01:19:55
Download file: Enjoying-the-lighter-evenings-compressed-corrected.gpx

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