51:29.17N 09:22.59W Baltimore Harbour - Sun and a Gale
STAR DANCER'S OCCASIONAL LOG
Fri 4 Jul 2008 13:08
Ruffian had decided to sail on to Kinsale today before crossing the Celtic Sea to Lands End only to get back to the boat last night and find the gale warning - they are still here.
Apart from the scenery yesterday the other excitement was being "pulled" by two Customs boats well out at sea - a Customs cutter and its RIB. They came in from both sides at speed and the RIB came alongside to ask if we had been checked by Customs since arriving in Irish waters. We had already been checked in Finit Marina so the left somewhat disappointed. Never been checked by Customs before so twice in a week is impressive.
Baltimore is a great place - we spent 2 weeks here in 1996 sailing our Drascombe Lugger around the 100 islands. Some exploring to do later - we plan to stay here for a few days - but now the heating is on, its blowing 30kts and our books are good.
Rob and Jen