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Old 25-02-2011, 07:44   #16
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Re: Hello from Ireland

thanks for the tip on the ferry
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Old 25-02-2011, 08:15   #17
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And yeah, we're looking at leaving. Head south until the butter melts, that's the plan.

Welcome to the forum. I lived in Ireland for twenty years when I was growing up, in Dublin, Galway and Clare. I have many happy memories there. I have been slowly heading south myself. I went a little too far and ended up at the South Pole. The butter promptly refroze, so I backtracked to Costa Rica . It melts handily there.
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Old 25-02-2011, 08:24   #18
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Thats a definite plus for folks like myself who have to fly in and view/buy...
Was thinking more of the people who wake up one Sunday morning and decide Sailing is this weeks preoccupation. They need something which helps them dream about setting sail, rather than trying to imagine what the boat would be like with cushions.

For me, even though I swear off it every year, I seem to spend far too much time scraping, antifouling, blackening my fingernails with engine grease and oil, stubbing my knuckles while removing the last bolt on the alternator (it's always the last bolt), or losing pesky springs while reconditioning the winches (yet again).

I prefer to daydream about sailing the boat rather than working on it, but I know I'll spend as much time doing one as the other. Sad, but true.
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Old 25-02-2011, 08:42   #19
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I went a little too far and ended up at the South Pole. The butter promptly refroze, so I backtracked to Costa Rica . It melts handily there.
I will definitely bear that in mind. Rule amended, make sure to turn right before the butter starts to go hard again!
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Butter stays in the cooler whilst sailing in Hawaii.
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Welcome aboard, dtynan!

And thanks for the info about Irish harbours. That's my project for next summer, if the weather agrees...

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Welcome aboard, dtynan!

And thanks for the info about Irish harbours. That's my project for next summer, if the weather agrees...

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The weather never agrees.

Leenane, off the West Coast, is Ireland's only fjord and well worth a trip. It has twice the annual rainfall of Galway. Galway, has twice the rainfall of Dublin. And let's face it, Dublin isn't exactly rain-free.

But, on a sunny day...
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In fact, the obstacle could be the wind, like last year. I wanted to cross from Brittany to the Scillies, then to Ireland, but the wind was blowing from NW. So, I cruised Britain...

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Re: Hello from Ireland

Once - during a crossing from Dun Leoraugh(??? Leery???)) to Holyhead, I didn't have enough money to buy a carton of Silk Cuts, and an Irish kid from North Wales (?) Lent me the money and gave me his address to return it. I lost his address. I never returned the cash. Was that kid you? If so, I still feel bad - PM me!
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