Archive For The “Dartmouth to Oban” Category

May 14th – Arklow to Dun Laoghaire (40nm)

By | May 15, 2012

Having spent two days in Arklow it was time to sail north up the coast towards Dublin. At midday we left the marina, as the tide had just turned in our favour. It was a 40NM passage to Dun Laoghaire marina, just south of Dublin. The conditions were still breezy but the wind was dropping; […]

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12 May – Milford Haven to Arklow

By | May 13, 2012

We were stormbound in Milford Haven for two days before the wind and the rain finally ceased. Milford Dock marina has a lock as it is strongly tidal. Locking out times were not good for an immediate, and overnight, departure for Ireland so we moved to Dale to spend the night on a mooring buoy. […]

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May 11 – Off to Dale to await trip to Ireland

By | May 11, 2012

Friday will be the second day in Milford Haven waiting for the weather to break for the crossing to Arklow on the east coast of Ireland. The first day provided a welcome rest following the previous night passage from Falmouth. Yesterday was spent buying fresh food and getting on with a few repairs to the […]

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Day 5 – May 9 – Falmouth to Milford Haven

By | May 9, 2012

The next day we rounded Lands End bound for Milford Haven, a 133 NM overnight passage. We had planned to stop at Newlyn, a small fishing port just to the west of Penzance, but the weather situation was deteriorating. It would be better to round Lands End before we we became stormbound. The weather was […]

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Day 2 – May 6th Yealm to Falmouth (44nm)

By | May 7, 2012

After this easy first passage, and a good meal in the Ship Inn at Noss Mayo, the next day we made for Falmouth. We motored out of the river Yealm in light winds. The sails soon went up and the light south easterly wind behind, plus the tide in our favour, allowed us to sail […]

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Day 1 May 5th – Dartmouth to the River Yealm (35nm)

By | May 5, 2012

Off at last! The day had arrived for our departure. Three of us left from Dartmouth on May 5th. David Lewis, Peter George and myself. Having spent the previous day finding places to stow last minute food stores we were finally leaving. We were waved off at 10am by my Bridget, my wife and my […]

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