Berthed in Bangor

Summary: A quick final sail round Belfast Lough and then back into Bangor marina. 5.9 miles in 1hr 55 minutes. After filling up with fuel and gas and pumping out the holding tank, we popped out today for a quick sail. In the sunshine, Belfast Lough was beautiful and though …

Bumbling to Bangor

Summary: Ardglass to Bangor. 38.7 miles in 7 hours and 35 minutes. A lovely sail past Strangford Lough and into Belfast Lough through Donaghadee Sound and past Copeland Island. A strange thing happened today – a golden orb mysteriously appeared in the sky. Some online research confirmed that it was …

Ambling to Ardglass

Summary: Howth to Ardglass. From Ireland into Northern Ireland. 57.7 miles in 10 hours and 30 minutes. A slow plod, motorsailing all the way as the wind was pretty much from dead ahead. We left Howth after a grotty night at around 5am and in fairly grey weather bounced our …

Hopping to Howth

Summary: A short trip from Dun Laoghaire to Howth. 11.7 miles in 2 hours and 45 minutes. Fairly grey and damp day, but we managed a short time actually sailing for a change. George arrived last night and we decided to try to move on a little. However, the forecast …

Supersize me …!

Summary: Mylor to Falmouth Visitors Yacht Haven. Moved round to the main Falmouth Yacht Haven – the stunningly long distance of 3.8 miles in 1 hour, most of which was spent gilling around trying to find a berth. The forecast still had gale warnings for all sea areas, so for …

Footling around Falmouth

Summary: Mylor to Truro River and back. Anchored for the night up the Truro River just beyond the King Harry Ferry. Once anchored found we had engine cooling problems, so spent evening trying to sort them. Next morning headed off back towards Falmouth, but after 20 minutes found the cooling …

Motorsailing to Mylor

Summary: Fowey to Mylor (Falmouth Harbour). 27.4 miles in 3 hours and 45 minutes. A short trip along a lovely coast and for a change in sunshine. A reasonable breeze got up, but from more or less dead ahead so we motorsailed with main only. We left Fowey at just …

Flolloping to Fowey

Summary: Plymouth to Fowey. 28.2 miles in 4 hours and 25 minutes. A bit of a bouncy trip with quite a left-over swell from the previous three days of gales, but we managed to sail most of the way. We at last left Plymouth after waiting nearly four days for …