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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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Sea State - Moderate

We had at last left Belfast Lough, it had seemed liked ages that we had been there. We had, had a great time but our itchy feet was moving us on. As usual, the weather had been too rough to get out...
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The best way to crash

We were in Abercorn Basin in Belfast. The wind was just too strong to go out into the Irish sea, but with Belfast right on our doorstep, there was lots to do. So we took a bus up to Queens...
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Engine Troubles

We had hoped to sail with Karen back to Liverpool, but one look out into the lough, let alone the Irish Sea told us that we were not going anywhere. However Belfast Lough is a great place to sail,...
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Do the Hokey Cokey - Carrickfergus & Bangor - Sailing Belfast Lough

We had taken refuge in Larne lough for the night. It was great of the boys from the East Antrim boat club, to let us have the mooring. There was a south going tide quite early that morning so we...
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Rock 'n' roll

So it was time to say Goodbye Scotland for now, we will be back, we only scrapped the surface of what Scotland has to offer, there is so much more to see in Scotland, so we will have to come back...
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Ballycastle to Portrush - Sailing Northern Ireland

We were feeling lazy, so rather than sail across to Rathlin Island, we took the ferry across. Even in the ferry there was large swells and quite a few people looked the worse for wear. Beverley and...
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Carrickfergus to Ballycastle

We woke up quite late in Carrickfergus, or at least late for us as it was still well before nine o'clock. We had agreed to meet up with some people from Sailing and cruising Northern Ireland, as...
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Sailing the Irish Sea

We were in Liverpool and we were ready to leave, but there is always loads to do. One of them was to get our rigging checked. Apparently you need to be in the water to do this and there was one...
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Stripping, Rolling and Booming

Our time cruising was coming to a close, we had things to do in Liverpool, so it was time to start heading for home in Liverpool. The passage though the Donaghadee Sound had been a lot easier than...
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B.O.A.T

B.O.A.T. stands for Bring Out Another Thousand, we didn't spend that much but we certainly did spend some money in Bangor Marina, which had quite a nice chandler on site. Beverley and I love going...
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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