Leaving England - Sorry about the delay

Fri 27 Jun 2008 18:02
Well, we finally left Hamble a couple of weeks ago and headed straight for Falmouth.  We then a week to sort out Nimue and to try to destress ourselves.  The previous weeks before we left were intense and we therefore needed some time to unwind.  Falmouth was also the starting point for the Royal Southern Rally to Ireland, so we were joined by Sea Rose and Dizzy Di from the club.  We headed for Kinsale, Ireland last Tuesday just ahead of the gales and  after 28 hours we all arrived safely after a very lumpy and windy last few miles. We will be now sailing in company for a couple of weeks around south west of Ireland, but so far the weather has not be too kind to us.  Michael and I still feel as though we are on holiday and not as though we have moved on board permanently.  Anyway, I'm sure when the others leave and we head across Biscay to Spain, reality will set in.
Goodbye Solent.........................................
Peaceful nightsailing across Lyme Bay
Arriving in Falmouth
Lands End....bye bye England
Arriving in Kinsale, Ireland
More about our visit to Kinsale later...............