Passage from Kilmore Quay to Howth
Bootlegger of Mann
Mon 6 Jun 2011 10:22
Monday 6 June 2011 ( Irish National Holiday )
Southampton to Isle of Man ( Day 5 )
Passage : Kilmore Quay to Howth - 79.3 nm
Weather Fine with good visability. Wind E10 kn
06:20 52:10.422N 006:35.22W Departed Kilmore Quay in the company of
‘Florence’. Motor sailing.
08:20 52:14.632N 006:16.4W Off Rosslaire
11:00 52:38.915N 006:16.4W Approaching Arklow
Noon Position: 52:49.38N 006:01.56W
14:25 53:09.95N 005:59.64W Entering Dublin Bay
‘Florence’ left us for Dun Laoghaire.
15:00 53:14.698N 006:00.46NW Dublin Bay. On dead run; wind right behind
us. Still motor sailing in a building sea. Weather cold and grey.
17:00 53:23.41N 006:04.82W Arrived Howth Marina.
Filled up fuel tank. Have used 240 litres since leaving Southampton ( 530nm )
17:30 Berthed on first hammerhead ( A1). After a Guinness we ate ashore in
10:30 R and L very tired and retired to their bunks early. Entertained
Dutch couple, Bart and Seitske from Medemblik off an early Amel behind us
called ‘Folie’a Deux’ and local club members and circumnavigators, Pat and
Olivier Murphy to a night cap. Bart and Seitske were doing a
circumnavigation of the British Isles whilst Pat and Olivier having spent
8 years circumnavigating the globeand retired from their chandlery
business were just happy to share their wonderful memories. Three hours
later hit my bunk.