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.

Watch our "Sailing to Scotland" video and add comments etc.

Sailing to Scotland

After getting our engine fixed it was time to prepare Salty Lass for sea, so there was lots to do, from passage planning to getting more gas aboard. So one of the things that we needed to do to...
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Ferry gliding

Well we had got to Portaferry and I had helmed Salty Lass into the slip and completley nailed the ferry gliding that we had to do to get into Portaferry. The pilotage notes for Portaferry...
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Relaxing in Strangford

Well we were in Strangford Lough, a place I had wanted to go for a long time, so we just had a mini explore as the Lough was still closed due to Covid, so we kept to the main channels, anchored and...
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Rookie mistakes

Well we were sailing to Strangford Lough, a place that I had wanted to go for ages, but because we were so rusty, we made loads of Rookie mistakes We were at last out of Carrickfergus on the...
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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....
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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