Ireland day 0930. Monday 15 April 2024- Tax Again *

Ireland day 0930. Monday 15 April 2024- Tax Again
Today’s summary Val and I spent almost the whole day working on our Irish tax return. Eventually we had done as much as we could so by late afternoon we went on a refreshing walk up the coast to Centra for a cup of tea. A bit of shopping on the way back then watched TV in the evening.
Today’s weather Stormy but mostly dry with some sunny intervals. Rain in the evening. Strong to gale force wind all day. Appx 9c.
Today’s overview location
(The blue 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):
Evening walk to Certa with Val

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

Tax. Like death, there’s no escaping it. And although our Irish tax return for 2023 isn’t due to be submitted until the end of October, we wanted to make an early start. So today was spent logging onto systems to get the data we needed (and inevitably not being able to remember the passwords) and typing numbers into Excel spreadsheets.

We slogged away at it for six straight hours then finally we had done as much as we could by about 4pm. So we made a late lunch, allowed ourselves a congratulatory cup of tea, and decided to head out for a short walk.

There’s a nice route that leads through the north side of the demesne, then along the Swords Road, through Seabury to the Centra store on Estuary Road. We chose this for our excursion today because you can get a nice cup of Barry’s tea from the machine in the store, which we duly did today, and enjoyed it while sitting (in a howling gale) overlooking the lagoon. From there it’s a short walk back to Malahide along the shore, and I tacked on some shopping in the town at the end.

Well, that’s enough for now. We need to think about what we are having for dinner, then it will surely be time for a quick beer and some Netflix.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Cricket pitch still very soggy, though some aspiring cricketers were out refining their batting skills in the nets this afternoon This is normally dry woodland undergrowth.   Like so much of ireland, it’s under water at the moment
Seafield House, in the distance across the lagoon.   The renovations are finished now and I’d guess the whole place is probably worth about €15mln I keep checking the Broadmeadow rail causeway for evidence that work on the cycle path has started.   There is some evidence that the approach paths are being built at the moment, but still no sign of the central bridge section being built.
Killeen Park, at the entrance to the Seabury estate.   The brightly painted boat, filled with flowers, always looks cheerful
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 8984 m
Max elevation: 22 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 124 m
Total descent: -122 m
Total time: 02:15:38
Download file: Evening-Walk-with-Val-2-compressed-corrected.gpx

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