Disaster

We have had our fair share of disasters, or at least we have skirted the edge of disaster, some are quite gripping to watch while others we were too busy dealing with the disaster, that we only talk about it, but if you think that cruising is plain sailing then you are deluded.

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Crisis at sea! How will we cope?

We had left Dunmore East and we were at last travelling towards new horizons. I love going new places and my sense of anticipation was high. We were also sailing which I love so as far as I was...
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Failure at Fair head

If everything goes to plan. It is a trip not an adventure. We were up and out to sea by 04:40, on 2nd May 2020, far too early in my opinion but when you need the tide to get you somewhere then...
Government House - Holyhead

Holyhead

In Holyhead, I was intrigued by the old buildings on the shore line, which turned out to be Government House and Soldiers Point. They had been abandoned, but they were still beautiful. They...
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Pan Pan

Water was gushing into the engine compartment and filling up with diesel fumes so we declared a Pan Pan. We had at last escaped Conwy, the weather was pleasant and we could at last feel the...
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We dragged our anchor

After anchoring in Loch Drambuie, which according to Google maps is Droma Buidhe, no where near as nice sounding name.  it was time to start heading south, we want to explore more of Ireland...
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Lessons learned whilst sailing

We were in at Port St Mary and I was so thankful to be tied up to the harbour wall. As we sorted out the lines, we invited the helmsman and his son from the diving charter boat onto Salty Lass. His...
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In trouble again

We had stayed overnight on a mooring buoy outside Peel harbour, so that we could leave on the morning tide which would be heading south. Beverley manoeuvred Salty Lass off the mooring while I...
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Rescued at Sea

We arrived in Howth quite late, so once we had secured Salty Lass and knew that she was safe, we went down below and crashed out. The next day, once we had filled in the paperwork at the marina,...
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Running aground in our sail boat

Now that we had sorted out the anchor and the chain, we decided that we would go to a local anchorage called Hilbre Island to test it out. Although we have 50m of chain, for our area we soon...
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Damsels in distress

We had left Portpatrick in Scotland to sail to Peel in the Isle of Man. Even though the weather around the harbour had been clear, we had not got far along the coast before we hit winds gusting...
Raising money for the RNLI

The RNLI turned 200 years old on 4th March 2024. So as sailors and people who promote the joy of sailing, we thought that we would like to raise just £200. What we hope is that other people take up the shout and raise their own £200. In the last 200 years the RNLI have saved over 144,000 lives and yet they are funded entirely by people like you. They are not government funded.

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