Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Sailing in 2011

I was just looking at a photo album of the sailing trip Ken and I went on in Ken's Mirror offshore
the summer before buying Teal.
We moved the boat to Baltimore a few days previously. We then headed out
around the Fastnet rock, then failing to point close enough to make Crookhaven we went on
a lovely run into North Harbour in Cape Clear. The next day was windless and foggy so we
motored and drifted our way to Carty sound for a swim and up to Ballydehob. We anchored
in Audley Cove for the second night ( first time anchoring overnight). Next day we visited
Horseshoe harbour in Sherkin Island before heading back east to Barloige for the final night.
The next morning we headed for home and were back in Union Hall by lunch time.
It was the first time we had gone on a trip like that and was huge inspiration to buy a boat like

Our dodgy ass dinghy

North Harbour Cape Clear

The Mirror afloat in about 2ft of water

Heading for Calf Islands

Horseshoe Harbour


More inspiration

Not so inspiring but a nice all round little boat. The size of the rig is pretty dam funny looking back at it. Dylan Winter is sailing one of these round the UK on the longest trip ever, Look it up :) 

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