An 04:55 start and an hour later I was, not for the first or last time on this cruise, monitoring a RNLI shout, this one to a vehicle over the harbour wall at Loughshinny, the inshore boat rushed past after a quick launch and was tasked to check that there was no one left in the vehicle - the driver having been got from the water [by the coast guard team?] and sent off to hospital, fortunately there wasn't and at 06:00 she returned to station.
|The Skerries Lifeboat returning to station, taken at 06:00 in
low light with the equivalent of a 35mm full frame 600mm lens.
|Hitchhiking bird off Lamby Island, I am told it is a very ragged
Adult Male Blackcap
|The Skerries to Sorrrento Bay, Dublin.
|Dalkey Island with its Martello Tower and other fortifications.
There are a good number of Martello Towers in SE England
but there appears to be more in Ireland, probably a reflection
of the threat of the French inciting rebellion there.
24 miles in four and a half hours.