Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Sunday, 21 July 2013
Saturday morning and the wind had finally put in an appearance. So once the tide was rising and there was enough water for the harbour gate to be opened, I radioed the Harbour Master and requested an exit through the swing bridge. Judging by the number of other yachts waiting to go out, I wasn't the only one waiting for the breeze.
|Heading out of the harbour.....|
|Heading out to sea...|
|A final look back at the Isle of Man.|
As the Irish coast line came into sight, I was joined by a welcoming committee:
They stayed with me for around 10 minutes, swimming alongside and darting back and forwards across my bow.
Shortly after the sun had set I arrived in the Malahide harbour and found a berth for Brown Eyes.
|Malahide in sight.|
The Irish Coastguard and RNLI even put on a little early morning entertainment for us:
Thursday, 18 July 2013
I cannot believe that I have reached the age that I am and I have never been to the Isle of Man before - this place is a real gem! Unspoiled, picturesque and friendly.
|This gate, leading into the harbour, only comes down at High Water plus or minus 2hrs - so timing your arrival is important.........|
|or you will be stuck on the mud!|
|Lighthouse of the Day at Peel|
|Can you spot Brown Eyes?|
|Looking back along the coast we had sailed past.|
Unfortunately I only have a few days here, but definitely a place worth revisiting - and evidently they have a motorcycle race here as well!!
Time to push on to Dublin, soon........
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
|A couple of seals swam around the cove every evening, |
but didn't come close to Brown Eyes
|I think this was the Loch Ness monster on his holidays.....!|
|Heading into Calf Sound|
|The southern tip of IoM|
|Seals watching me pass......|
|......through Calf Sound.|
|Lighthouse of the Day|
|I think my nose nearly matches my lifejacket now!|