Not my quote, but that of a local fisherman. As most of you that follow the map will have seen, we turned back at Loop Head today. It wasn't the biggest conditions that we have paddled in, but progress was very slow. With the wind due to pick up, and no real landing until Kilkee, … Continue reading 18/5 – Day 28 “The Northerlies are feckers “
Massive 10km paddle today, to set us up for our next crossing across Dingle Bay ...
After the winds of yesterday, we awoke to a fine morning. A fairly straightforward paddle round Toe Head saw us arrive at Baltimore around lunchtime. On entering Baltimore We bumped into Jim Kennedy ( atlanticseakayaking.com ). We had camped at Jim's base the night before, and was interested in what we are trying to do. … Continue reading 10/5 Day 20 – Castletownshend to Crookhaven
Today was one of those systems that Neptune chose to remind us who was boss. After a wee surf launch, we paddled round to Kinsale in fairly lumpy seas. Long rolling swell combined with breaking waves, sometimes confused, made for a paddle that we had to keep our wits about us. Think we were all … Continue reading 7/5 Day 17 – Feeling Frisky ( Gyleen to Kinsale )
Well the day started with a wee bit of a sunrise ... A gentle launch and a good run with the tide meant that we arrived at Hook Head with little effort. There sea wasn't running round the Head. However the crossing to Dunsmore East required much more effort, with a squally wind in our … Continue reading 4/5 Day 14 – Sandeel Bay to Tremore
I'll no doubt get a row for having a post title that doesn't conform to the standard. But the reality is that I've kind of lost track of which day and date it is, and for the most part, don't really care. The day is governed by the times of high and low water, and … Continue reading 1/5 Day 11 (updated) – Day Something or Other
Bit of mixed emotions this morning. On one hand, sorry to leave the community of Clogher Head behind, on the other, the need to make some progress. Before we talk about the paddling, a word about Clogherhead is in order. I don't have the eloquence with the English language to suitably express our experience over … Continue reading 28/4 Day 8 – Rush