Ireland day 0918. Wednesday 03 April 2024- Routines *

Ireland day 0918. Wednesday 03 April 2024- Routines
Today’s summary A daily routines sort of day.   Val continued her running programme and I went on an extended walk round the local demesne, hill and coast.   After lunch, I had a video call with my friend in Texas.   In the late afternoon we went over to Tesco Swords to do the shopping, and Val made a delicious curry for dinner
Today’s weather Heavy rain overnight clearing in the morning leaving a mostly dry day with some sunny intervals.   More cloud and rain in the evening.  Moderate north westerly wind.   Appx 11c
Today’s overview location
(The grey 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):
Up and Down

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

I think we both really enjoyed today because we didn’t have a lot in our diaries so we could more or less make things up as we went along.

After listening to a really interesting podcast over a cup of tea first thing, we got up and Val elected to continue her training regime with an impressive 9km run.   I didn’t want to be left out so decided to head off round the demesne – an evergreen favourite – and extend the walk a bit with a climb up the hill and back along the coast.

We were reunited back at the flat by early afternoon so had a snacky-sort of a lunch then I spent an enjoyable hour chatting on a video call with my friend in Texas.   Next, we pulled together a shopping list for the rest of the week.   As we wanted some fairly heavy stuff (not all beer, I assure you) we decided to drive to the supermarket.   As Tesco Swords is a bit nearer and access is easier than at Clare Hall, we made that our destination of choice.

There’s nothing to say about our shopping trip – after all it was just a shopping trip, like so many that millions of people do every day.   But when we got back, Val directed her talents to turning out a delicious tomato curry for dinner while I spent a few moments starting to think about our 2023 Irish tax return.

Fortunately, that’s out of the way now so we are going to settle down for our curry, maybe crack open a bottle or two of beer, and watch a golf documentary on Netflix.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

There’s been so much rain recently that the ground is saturated so the water just sits there in puddles.   Mark my words, there will be a hosepipe ban by July You can’t see it clearly in this picture, but the sapling has taken root in the rotting stump of an old tree. Grave to cradle, sort of
Vast sea- and sky-scapes from Robswall Park Miniature daffodils on the slopes of Paddy’s Hill.   One of my favourite Spring flowers
A “classic” view of Lambay Island from Malahide Beach (at least I assume it must be “classic” because it appears on lots of calendars)
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 11616 m
Max elevation: 53 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 162 m
Total descent: -159 m
Total time: 01:56:26
Download file: Up-and-down-compressed-corrected.gpx

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