West and North Coast
This was a day of headlands and crossings - an unashamed head down and get some miles in. A long day was planned, with the aim being to put us in a position for going round Malin Head. We were, to be honest, a little bit disjointed as a group. A combination of the last … Continue reading 7/6- Day 48 Magheraroarty to Dunaff Head
... Desi proved to be a larger than life character. When the guys returned to camp, Desi provided the transport, organised our washing, and somehow organised food courtesy of The Rusty Mackerel https://therustymackerel.com. It has to be said that the food was excellent ( we were to continue frequenting the bar over the next few … Continue reading 31/5 – Continued …
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. … Continue reading 31/5 Day 41 – Clouds, Silver Linings, and ‘Yer Man Desi’
From snail city at Claggan Point, we headed up to Belmullet, and through a short canal. It was a grey dismal kind of day. With the wind on our back, we made relatively quick progress through Broadhaven, to our destination of Pulathomas, where we had accommodation in a hostel booked. It felt a bit early … Continue reading 25/5 Day 35 – Running from the wind
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Well the day started with a wee sunrise ... However, it wasn't quite as calm as yesterday, although the sea state was still smooth / slight. The morning started fairly overcast, but a bit of a breeze developed, which allowed Dave to get his sail out ... We skirted round the islands on our way … Continue reading 22/5 – Day 32 Inishmore to Inishdugga