Sat 18 Aug 2012 22:05
Sunny weather, boat speeds of up to 10kts -- perfect sailing weather -- and I nearly slept through it all.
After leaving Kinsale, we motored towards south, against the wind for about an hour, until clearing the coast. Then we steered the yacht westwards and hoisted the sails.
I went into the cockpit to get some cookies, and in a moment of lazyness lied down on one of the benches, only to wake up 4 hours later, nearly at destination.
The bay around Baltimore is rather shallow, so we anchored on the opposite side of the town in 6m of water.
There's nothing special enough to see in this area, which would justify preparing the dinghy, so we spent the afternoon chilling on the boat. Hannah was reading, Peter was cooking and I was fixing the WiFi. We opted not to in swimming, since the water temperature was only 14C.
Tomorrow, we're first headed out to the lighthouse at the Fastnet Rock (10 miles SW), before changing direction to SE, towards the Isles of Scilly (about 150 miles).