I started off in cool but pleasant sailing weather with 9 knots of wind from the WSW. The forecast was equivocal and I was aiming for somewhere in N. Ireland with Stranraer as an alternate if the wind changed drastically.
|This 40 footer left just after me heading north and did the
right thing in over taking to leeward although she was a bit close.
|Sanda Island with the Mull of Kintyre behind.
An hour later the wind died and on went the engine.
|I was not impressed with the pollution coming from this ferry
outbound from Larne. In need of a major service I suspect.
|The Maidens about 5 miles from the entrance to Larne Loch.
|The anchorage at Browns Bay at the entry to Larne Loch.