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07-04-2021, 22:45   #661
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I hiked up Sawel Mountain today (678 metres/2,224 feet). It is the highest I have hiked personally.

It was a moderate hike in terms of difficulty, there was a lot of muck and moss, the ground was squelchy in many places with some streams that I had to navigate around or jump over.

Some snow patches remaining. I am sure it was fairly deep up there a few days ago.


















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07-04-2021, 22:52   #662
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@nqp keep them photos coming
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Fair play to you nqp that's some hike.

And there I was thinking I was very brave yesterday with my coast walk in the wind!
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I hiked up Sawel Mountain today (678 metres/2,224 feet). It is the highest I have hiked personally.
Sawel Mountain has an interesting Irish name.

Samhail Phite Méabha, meaning "the likeness of Méabh's vulva". Thats Queen Méabh of Connacht.

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Great pics Nqp. It must have been fairly raw up on those slopes today!
We had our own little dusting of spring snow on some of the peaks in the West yesterday morning.



April showers and a cool breeze here today but it dried up this eve and there was nice visibility in the clear air. A little splash of colour to wrap up the day then.



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07-04-2021, 23:50   #666
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Great pics Nqp. It must have been fairly raw up on those slopes today!
We had our own little dusting of spring snow on some of the peaks in the West yesterday morning.



April showers and a cool breeze here today but it dried up this eve and there was nice visibility in the clear air. A little splash of colour to wrap up the day then.



It was actually dead wind wise. I am sure it was painfully bitter yesterday though. I certainly wouldn't go up there on a windy day.
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@ Cluedo monopoly :

Gorgeous still night out checking the calving shed
Lovely starry sky but no frost
The silence is very calming
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Here is the chart for April 19th coming. In my 13 years of weather records it has never rained properly on this only and particular day of the year!
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Here is the chart for April 19th coming. In my 13 years of weather records it has never rained properly on this only and particular day of the year!
Can't see that chart Danno!

The eve of a certain holiday, perhaps mother nature allowing time for the harvest?
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Today a half decent day in Dublin, did my 5k without any offensive temperatures or winds!
Is there any sign of warmer weather on the horizon?
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Grand sunny day and remained dry during daylight hours today in Tralee, bit cloudier tonight with a few big clouds producing rain off the coast, Pic of the clouds giving radar returns clouds just now looking W




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Woke up this morning and checked the forecast. very cold with heavy showers etc etc... I have to say it turned into a beautiful sunny day here in Mayo with brightness still left after 9pm. Lovely starry night here now with coastguard helicopter r118 in the distance carrying out some training approaches to the hospital in Castlebar.
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Awwww - Nephin :-)
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A cold night/morning!

Dublin AP, Casement, Dunsany, Gurteen, Markree and Mt Dillion all reporting -4c atm.
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Calm clear crisp morning, overnight low -1.1C here in south Dublin. Perfect long run day conditions, sipping a coffee now and looking forward to it
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