Dunworly Bay to Castletownshend 32km We're getting behind on these blogs, long days and reasonable weather compresses the camp time! So this is brief- we got on at a dreadful hour, paddled till the hands hurt even more, came ashore and put up the sopping tent and ate slept and did it all again... Done! … Continue reading 9/5 Day 19 – going head to Toe
52km Mine Head to Gyleen beach We set off early to get round Ardmore point and do the longish crossing of Youghal Bay to Drum a Doon Head. The pace was good probably because I was singing the only song I know about Youghal and the other two had every reason to crack on ahead. … Continue reading 6/5 Day 16 – intercepted by Customs
3/5 Day 13 - Carnsore to Hook Its Friday, the13th day, and a spell of settled weather and strong tides ('the sluice') have got us round the corner where the Irish sea squeezes out between Pembroke and Carnsore Having effortlessly knocked a hole in my hull in completely calm water last night, expertly patched up … Continue reading 3/5 Day 13 – Saltee crossings
A wonderful reception from my friends the Pattons, and remarkable ingenuity from Sarah and Connor in finding shore side storage, thank you so much to the Cullen family , the 3 kayaks became a garden feature giving a contemporary feel to counterpoint with the crenellated mansionette and box hedge. A testament to the power of … Continue reading 30/4 Day 10- Kilcoole Station–Battlements and battling to Bray.
Gyles Quay to Clogherhead- 27km It felt odd packing up surrounded by sleeping caravans, and then trolleying them down the road to the sea. We were perhaps a bit vigorous on the beach and Rob's worst fear was realised- we bent Richard Young's superb trolley. (How can we bear the recriminations now due?especially as he … Continue reading 25/4 Day 5 – Big crossing and even bigger hearts
We are taking it in turns to blog, which is painful for the other 2 who are ict literate. Great little camp spot along from the Gribbin, and the only one at all. Finding sites is a bit of a theme. A sunny calm start to crossing Belfast loch but an hour in and a … Continue reading 22/4 Day 2 – Sunshine and Static Caravans
Getting the kit and getting half fit is nothing to the rigours of preparing to blog. My mind never finds it easy to retain login sequences and details, so heartfelt thanks to Ritchie who has just those skills- I would say he is OCD - Old Canoeist who is Digital. And then there is Rob....he … Continue reading Preparations…