I was away at 06:30 to get the tide for what was at times a busy trip with the wind changing frequently. It started off northerly so I was under sail straight after getting the anchor up and I was reaching in light to moderate winds making good progress. After a while the wind lightened somewhat and started to veer so up went the cruising chute.
|A poorly marked lobster pot buoy an all to common problem, run
over one and you can be in big trouble with a fouled propeller and
no engine or simply anchored by the keel or skeg / rudder. I know
of several people who have had to be rescued by the RNLI after
catching one that has been poorly marked. In the back ground,
Patric's Island, outermost of the Skerries Island if you ignore the
Rockabill light on its Islet.
|Dundalk Bay to The Skerries.
|Just as I got the spinnaker up and the cruising chute packed the
wind changed again and I had to gybe.
|Baily light marking the northern NE corner and entrance to
|Passing Dalkey Island, one the SE corner of Dublin Bay and south
of Sorrento Bay. A Martello on the left and to its right an old castle.
|Skerries to Sorrento Bay. the kink in the track entering Dublin
Bat was me avoiding a ferry and crossing the shipping channel
at right angles.
40.6 nautical miles over the ground in eleven and a half hours.