May 17 – Malahide to Carlingford Lough (46nm)

By | May 17, 2012

After a short run yesterday from Dun Lagoharie to Malahide we set off today (Thurs 17 May) for Carlingford Lough – 46nm up the coast.

Malahide is lively place with a friendly yacht club an a large number of places to eat. We can recommend the Mexican restuarant on the front near the yacht club.

Malahide entrance is very shallow but we left at high water with plenty under keel – unlike the evening before – coming in with the depth alarm ringing in our ears.

A gentle reach for the whole day took us passed the Skerries Islands and across Dundalk bay. The sun shone and the wind was light (8-12knots on the beam).

Carlingford Lough entrance has big tides running in and out but we arrived at slack water and a calm sea so no problems. There is a big ship channel running up to Warrenpoint docks which made the navigation much easier.

Carlingford Lough and the Mountains of Mourne

Now in Carlingford marina – very quiet! The marina itself has a very narrow entrance with a cross tide but there is plenty of space to manoeuvre inside.

About to cook supper and plan for tomorrows trip to Ardglass.

Passage Stats

Time: 9 hrs

Distance run: 46nm

Sailed: 6hrs / Motored: 3hrs

Total distance since start: 398nm

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