Be sure to check out Reeds and / or the appropriate pilots for more detailed information and alternates, this is just an overview of likely candidates, but I have been to all of them.
St Margaret's Bay
|Approaching Carnsore Point. ST Margret's Bay just out of
shot to the right.
Sorrento Bay, Dublin
|Sorrento Bay, 2020. the following year I went a bit further west
away from the bathing area and in 2022 & 2023 further east. Jet Skies
and Speed boats were a problem for a time but didn't stay long.
|Looking east towards Dalkey Island with its fort and Martello tower.
|The passage inside "Irelands eye" is not a good place to be in a
strong easterly. Spray from waves breaking on the other side or the
island was reaching well above the Martello tower.
|This boat had made the short hop from Malahide to the NW but
wished they hadn't.
|The pilot warns of an old breakwater submerging at low water,
that has been rebuilt and provides good shelter to the marina
but it is very shallow either side so stay well clear on the marina
side of the port hand markers,
|The Skerries harbour.
|On a visitors berth at Ardglass, getting onto one of these
berths is not normally a problem, getting out could be due
to lack of manoeuvring room.
Ballyholm Bay, Bangor
|I was lucky here, I could back out turning to port,
John then owner of the 34ft Pippin next to me who
took the picture was not so lucky but had a bow
thruster to help and I was gone by then so he
had some manoeuvring room.
- The Solent.
- The Needles to Plymouth.
- Fowey to Lands End.
- Lands End north to Anglesey
- The Isles of Scilly and SE Ireland from Baltimore to Carnsore Point
- The East Coast of Ireland from Carnsore Pt to Red Bay.
- Mull of Galloway to Ardnamurchan Point.
- Ardnamurchan Point to Loch Ewe.
- The Western Isles.
- Loch Ewe to Orkney.
- Duncansby Head to The Solent.