Month: June 2016

Aran Islands – Inishmore (Kilronan)

The journey from Fenit started with us catching a pot not far out of the harbour.  It has been a battle the entire time we have been sailing to avoid fishing nets and pots in the water.  Some are marked really great with high…

Fenit

After a full day bashing about in the wind and swell left over from the storm we made it to Fenit.  The weather was confused with the wind ranging from zero to 16 knots, south south easterly.  Motor sailed most of the day (44…

Dingle

Where those brave enough to be sailing West Coast of Ireland all met, Red Roo, Freja, SV Luskell & Alchemy.  Admittedly however brave we were, we had all gone into Dingle to shelter from a storm that was predicated to last a week.  Coming…

Great Skellig Island (Darrynane)

A stunning day on the water with both of us sunning it up in shorts and t-shirts!  Also enough wind to sail – perfect combination.  Our passage took us through the Dursey Sound which has a cable car running from main land Ireland across…

Glengarriff

The warm sunny weather seems like a distant memory now with the air chilly, damp and misty.  Glengarriff was a very sheltered location up in Bantry Bay.  The green rolling hills from the south coast replaced by rock and foliage showcasing deep greens and…

Fastnet Rock Lighthouse

Fastnet Rock or simply Fastnet (meaning “lonely rock” in Irish) is a small islet in the Atlantic Ocean and the most southerly point of Ireland.  It lies 6.5 kilometres (4.9 mi) southwest of Cape Clear Island and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from County Cork…

Glandore

More basking sharks spotted on the passage to Glandore, always special.  The mackerel are getting bigger too!  Great sailing along the Irish Coast with the sun still shining.  Glandore harbour looked particularly inviting with the large estate houses and rolling green lawns down to…

Kinsale

A sweet little colourful seaside village with a couple of old castles on each side of the river.  Town feels like a very holiday orientated place with lots of B&B and cottages and gift shops galore and everything pretty expensive (from ice-creams to the…