Howth to Dun Laoghaire (17th July)

What better way to start the day than a cliff top run in glorious sunshine ... not a lot me thinks and that's how Sunday kicked off for Rob and I. Fab. But it was time to move on and get the good ship across Dublin Bay to Dun Loghaire Marina. This was ostensibly so we could buy some rope to make our soft shackles with. The weather was perfect and we sailed the 10 miles or so in a couple of hours. There is a rather complicated traffic separation system that needed passing through. Absolutely no problem but worth noting if your in that neck of the woods. The bay was empty when we were there so it made little difference to us but if it was busier then passing the whole lot to the North would probably be easiest.

Dun Loghaire is big .. really big .. in fact it's the biggest Marina in Ireland, friendly staff, all mod cons and easy to get into at any state of the tide .. it is a little expensive but that provides us all with an interesting and worthy subject to talk about in the pub and so in that way provides a useful service. Thank you Dun Laoghaire.

We had many successes in Dun Loghaire which included picking Tom up, getting the equipment we needed to make our soft shackles out of and also finding an excellent Indian restaurant .. unfortunately the name of it has escaped me due to the welcoming pints we had to celebrate Toms arrival. I can tell you it was dead opposite the pub we were in but frustratingly the name of the pub escapes me too. Good luck.

Blue skies over Brimble and Dun Laoghaire

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