Sally, Noel, and Diane described their cruising around the coast of Ireland in a 35' sailboat, beginning with outfitting the boat. The initial crew was Sally and Noel, and they described points along the way, including the Barrow Bridge, Waterford (Wexford), a mooring ball hangup at Youghal in a 5 kt tide, Cork, Cobh Cathedral, transit from Crosshaven to Oyster Haven, Kinsale (35 miles from Fastnet Rock), Charles Fort (where they saw a graveyard with victims of the Lusitania), and Castletownsend. The photos were beautiful.
Sally joined the cruise at Baltimore, and they visited the restored Sun Na Sead Castle, now a beautiful home. Skibbereen, Shirkin Island, Schull. and Crookhaven were stops on route, which was sprinkled with ancient signalling towers along the coast,
The striking Mizzen Head bridge at Bere Island was built to span a piece of the rugged shoreline, which was everywhere a stunning display of .the Irish coast. Final stops included Glengarriff, Skellig (its monastery being a world heritage site), Knightstown on Valentia Island, and a visit from the famous Fungie the dolphin who greets visitors to Dingle.
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