The Final Frontier "55:12.39N 06:14.34W"

The adventures of Skipper Splodge and mack
Ian Cheek
Tue 1 Jun 2010 15:55

We have made it safe and well into Ballycastle marina, after what was the worst night we have had at sea.

It all started at about 1900 last night, the forecast for the next 24 hours for the area we were in was giving South East 4 or 5 soon (which was not good), but then West or North West backing West South West 3 or 4, any wind with an East in it would be bad as that was the way we wonted to go, but with the forecast for the winds to end up with a West in them, this would be perfect for blowing us the last 40 miles into BallyCastle, and the lighter the winds then the slower we would be going and there was a chance we would be able to see the Giants Causeway form the sea.

What we got then was South or South East force 5 to 6 with the odd gust of Force 7 (so said Joe), with heavy rain driving into our faces, and the associated poor visibility to less than 500m.

Just as we get into Ballycastle at 0730 this morning the sky's clear.

We have been at sea for 7 days, and that was the worst and only night we have had, so I guess we can't complain