Ireland day 0992. Sunday 16 June 2024- Termonfeckin DWC

Ireland day 0992. Sunday 16 June 2024- Termonfeckin DWC
Today’s summary Val was at work and I collected a friend from Donaghmede then drove up to Termonfeckin for a Club walk along the beach, north to Clogher Head and over to Port Oriel (and back). Good weather and great views though we were hit by a shower at the end. Val made delicious scrambled eggs with chopped veg for dinner.
Today’s weather Bright clear and sunny until mid afternoon then clouded over with a shower later. Westerly breeze. Appx 17c
Today’s overview location
(The green 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):
Termonfeckin Clogherhead Port Oriel DWC
Commentary

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

Val was called in to do a shift at the museum today, so I was left to my own devices for the day. Luckily, there was a Club walk scheduled, so I took advantage of the opportunity to join friends and use the time gainfully.

First off, I picked up a friend in Donaghmede then we drove together to Termonfeckin to join the rest of the group for our walk along the beach. There were fourteen of us altogether as we headed north to Clogherhead (the village) where we stopped outside a café and had lunch. While we were the there, the lifeboat returned to shore – presumably, judging by the lack of urgency, from a training mission. It was towed into the lifeboat station by an interesting caterpillar-tracked vehicle that looked very much like a piste-basher from one of the Alpine ski resorts.

After lunch, we headed over Clogher Head (the rocky formation – the one with the Iapetus Suture) and into Port Oriel. We had a good look round this interesting little fishing port – and admired the seals which were, as usual, splashing around in the harbour.

Once finished with the sightseeing, we turned on our heels and retraced our steps back to Termonfeckin car park. On the way, the clouds rolled in and we were hit by a squally downpour. Still, we had been lucky with the tides (no road-walking today) and 90% of the walk was sunny, so we weren’t complaining.

Once back at the car, I drove straight back to Malahide (via Donaghmede) and Val, only recently back from work, cooked up some delicious cheese and vegetable scrambled eggs. Time to relax over a beer now, I think!

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

On the beach, heading north from Termonfeckin.   If you enlarge the picture enough, you might be able to make out the Cooleys and Mournes on the distant horizon One of literally thousands of these fragile sea urchins, washed up on Clogherhead beach.   They were about 5cm / 2 in across
Lunch spot at Clogherhead Fishing fleet in Port Oriel – quite a few of the vessels seemed to be getting their spring clean and refurbishment today
Happy seal in the abundant harbour of Port Oriel It was too good to last!   Rain hit us at the last hurdle
Lifeboat being gracefully but slowly pushed back into the station.   I still haven’t quite worked out why the RNLI operates in Ireland
Interactive map

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

Total distance: 12358 m
Max elevation: 33 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 171 m
Total descent: -171 m
Total time: 04:56:54
Download file: Termonfeckin-Clogherhead-and-Port-Oriel-compressed-corrected.gpx

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