31/5 Day 41 – Clouds, Silver Linings, and ‘Yer Man Desi’

Well, the day could have started better. We packed wet tents in the rain, and left Aughris Head in steady drizzle. It was a grey dour day, and barely a word was spoken until we reached Inishmurray. The only vaguely interesting thing that happened during the three hour crossing was discovering Dave’s rudder wasn’t working. He was paddling like someone that had too many pints of Guinness ( he probably had drank too many pints of Guinness but let’s not go there ).

Once at Inishmurray, Ryder was duly repaired and there was time for a wander. I’ll put some photos up later, as my camera isn’t too hand. The island has a bit of history- all documented in Wikipedia…

We then made for Teelin Harbour. Once clear of the shelter of Inishmurray, the sea state picked up, as did the rain. After another three hours, three wet and weary paddlers pulled up at the slip in the harbour.

As luck would have it, there was a suitable area of grass. We then erected wet tents in the rain, with comments about who had the wettest tent being made. We were sodden. In short, it had been a shit day …

The rain eventually subsided, and Dave and Ritchie set off in search of a shop. They didn’t try very hard. After a mile they came across a pub, and went no further. Three pints later, and after meeting Desi, they returned to camp. The day was about to take an unexpected turn.

To be continued ….

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