Ireland day 0939. Wednesday 24 April 2024- Paperwork *

Ireland day 0939. Wednesday 24 April 2024- Paperwork
Today’s summary A day spent more or less completely on admin, though we treated ourselves to a late lunch in the Grand Hotel once we had finished. Spanish deberes in the evening.
Today’s weather High cloud all day but bright. Light northerly wind. Appx 9c
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(No GPX today)

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

You know – there are always one or two days like this, every year.

Val and I were both at home and had no plans at all for the day. A rare moment to be cherished and not squandered, you might think. Anyway, there were a couple of admin tasks, related to insurance, travel, and of course tax, which I thought I would just polish off before we settled down to more enjoyable activities.

But as you can probably guess, things didn’t go entirely to plan. Every single thing that I hoped to do quickly took infinitely longer than I had thought it should. Multiple phone calls, websites to logon to with passwords I had forgotten, and complicated questionnaires to be filled in with information that I didn’t have.

So it was after 4pm by the time we had finished, and practically the whole of our precious day had been wasted. To cheer ourselves up a bit, we decided to treat ourselves to a late lunch at the Grand Hotel, which turned out to be very nice. Especially when complemented by a couple of beers!

Now we’re fed and watered and back at the flat, seeing as the day has been more or less completely derailed, I have decided that I might as well spend the evening doing my Spanish homework. Would be good to knock that on the head so I don’t have it hanging over me for the rest of the week.

Onwards and, hopefully, upwards!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Val purposefully striding out to lunch!
The liquid portion of our lunch today.   It’s all badly-needed electrolytes actually
Interactive map

(No map today)

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