Ireland day 0936. Sunday 21 April 2024- London Family Day 4 *

Ireland day 0936. Sunday 21 April 2024- London Family Day 4
Today’s summary Returned to Malahide from London this morning then went on my favourite Paddy’s Hill walk in the afternoon.   A bright sunny day for once – a real tonic.   Val back on Tuesday
Today’s weather Dry and bright with sun in the afternoon.   Light easterly breeze.   Appx 13c
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):
Good to see the sun at last

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

I had a flight back to Dublin at 12:10 this afternoon but as it was the London Marathon today, I thought I better leave central London in plenty of time, in case there were delays on the transport network en route.   As it happened, there weren’t so I got to Gatwick with two hours to spare.   Security was very quick, too (apart from the inevitable hip questions) so I had plenty of time to enjoy a coffee and croissant in Pret before taking to the skies.

The flight was prompt and actually arrived in Dublin a few minutes early.   I sped through the e-gates at Immigration, relieved that my new passport worked properly (though it did take a couple of goes to get it into the scanner the right way round).

As soon as I got back to the flat, because the sun was shining and it was actually not freezing cold, I decided to sit on the balcony for a moment or two to enjoy a cup of tea.  Once refreshed and unpacked (the later took about 2 minutes as I travel ultra-light these days), I headed out through the demesne, over Paddy’s Hill, and down to the coast at Portmarnock.   It’s one of my favourite walks and today in the spring sunshine and with all the plants and flowers bursting into life, it was particularly enjoyable.

So now I have a free evening, as Val isn’t back until Tuesday, I’m going to pull together a healthy salad (!) and find some hiking vlogs to watch on YouTube.   Preferably taken in warm sunny places.


Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Journey part 1: Piccadilly Line Journey part 2: Victoria Line
Journey part 3: Southern Trains Journey part 4: Ryanair
Journey part 5: The 102 The beach at Portmarnock this afternoon.   the sun has made a welcome return, at last
Bluebells near the High Rock swimming area
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 8959 m
Max elevation: 50 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 131 m
Total descent: -132 m
Total time: 01:50:45
Download file: Enjoying-the-sunshine-compressed-corrected.gpx

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