Northern Ireland

When it comes to cruising there are some deals to be made in Northern Ireland with many of the marinas being run by councils where they encourage you to stay two nights by giving you the second night free after you have paid for the first.

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Getting ready to go

Restrictions are starting to get lifted, so it was time to finish off loads of little jobs that had been started, but not finished, as well as clear the back cabin, of all the stuff in it. A lot...
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Back in the saddle again

Our electrics were all complete, at last, and the marina's were letting people sail again, so it was time to knock off our rust spots and get back in the saddle again and go sailing. We were...
Carrickfergus Marina and some boats in the harbour

Carrickfergus

Well we might be stuck in Carrickfergus, but the weather has been beautiful, so we went out with the camera to take pictures of the town, the castle and the marina. ...
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Our watermaker

We heard the high pressure pump go off unexpectedly, and the last time that happened we had lots of water in the bilge, so it was time to investigate. You can tell that Beverley and I do not...
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High Wind Sailing

We were cleaning up our cameras when Beverley found some lost footage from one of our Autumn sails, so we decided that this was what we would focus on this week Keeping up do date With all the...
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Last Sail in Bangor

On the 23rd March 2020 the UK closed down for three weeks, but before it did we managed to get a few sails in. For once it was a sunny day in Bangor, so we took the opportunity to get out....
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Survive

I decided to book myself on the RYA sea survival course. It's a one day course with the theory in the morning and the all important practical in the afternoon I got up really early in order to...
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Blinded by the light

Beverley services all our cabin lights while I get to grips with moving our stern light Beverley and I had been out searching the internet, to buy a new light for the kitchen and a whole load...
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What shall we do with a drunken sailor

We had come to Belfast lough for the winter. There are some great marinas in the lough and we choose Bangor, as the town has some great facilities all within walking distance of the marina. The...
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Sailing Northern Ireland

Summary on all the great journeys that we have done around Northern Ireland, Carrickfergus to Portrush, Glenarm and around Belfast Lough and Ardglass to Bangor. We sat down to do our Sailing...
Raising money for the RNLI

We were only on our third sail in our brand new boat to us and we had to call the coast guard for assistance. That assistance came in the shape of a RNLI boat from Portpatrick, so we have decided to raise money for the RNLI through our Damsels in distress page on just giving, that way you know that any money goes straight to them. We have set ourselves a target of £500 and we would like to honour our pledge, so if you like our videos then please give a little to those who rescue people in the seas around the UK.

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