The sun shone brightly and the rain stayed away on Saturday 30th October for the Peninsula Pacers walk from Kilcock to Maynooth along the Grand Canal.At Kilcock harbour we puzzled over the sight of green nets on frames suspended over the water. Luckily a passing local was able to solve the mystery for us by explaining that they are goals which are lowered for kayak hockey which is played in the harbour…wow !Further on we were heartened to see a road sign about otters…glad to see they are now numerous enough to require this caution signage. After one and a half hours pleasant rambling in the sun we arrived in Maynooth where we found a good oasis for refuelling in The Roost pub. Refreshed and renewed we had time for a quick look around Maynooth College and Maynooth Castle before it was time to leave by train.We also went on a walks on both sides of Dublin Bay! The Peninsula Pacers went on a number of long & short walks..In October, the longer walk group went on a Northside walk of between 10 - 12km. They went to Howth Head and from the Summit walked around the wooded & open area on top and then down to the village; resting for a coffee before returning to the car park at the summit. From this position they had a great view back over to Killiney. In November, the longer walk group went on a Southside walk of between 10km-12km.Travelling by train from Donabate to Dún Laoghaire they then walked along the coast, with a great view back to Howth, then on to Dalkey where a great lunch was had! Afterwards, they walking on through Vico & Serranto roads on to Killiney Station where they hopped on a train home.The next walk will be on Thursday 9th December - for both groups - weather & Covid permitting. Contact Carolyn for further details.