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Sailing around the world aboard Blue Heeler

Gosport

A break in the weather, blue sky and favourable winds, was all we needed to depart Holyhead. Ahead of us was a chilly two day sail south through the Irish Sea so we made sure we had our winter woollies … Continue reading

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Hiya from Holyhead, North Wales

As we sail around the world, home is wherever we drop our anchor. Along the way we, like sailors of old, tend to pick up little bits of the local vernacular; in the Caribbean, it’s customary to greet with a … Continue reading

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Thanks for the craic Dublin!

The sailing distance from Belfast to Dublin is around 105nm. With a light south-westerly breeze, we decided to make the most of the calmer weather and sail directly to Dublin. A strong southerly wind was forecast the following afternoon so … Continue reading

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Northern Island

Passing through Northern Ireland by boat, we stopped at two cruiser-friendly towns – Portrush and Belfast. Both have very good facilities and easy access. At Portrush Harbour, the cost to berth is £21.50 per boat per day. The harbour staff … Continue reading

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Wild Atlantic Coast – Northwest Ireland

Sailing the west coast of Ireland takes a lot of patience as well as time. Every few days a blow will come in from the west, or south, or northwest making even planning short passages difficult. Sailing deep within bays … Continue reading

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