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Old 21-01-2022, 14:26   #1
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Dia dhuit (Hello in Irish) from a Little Harbor owner

Hi all,

New to the forum (save for some past lurkings!), but love the resource and I am keen to participate - with questions and experiences!

I am a long time sailor, and the latest custodian of a wonderful Little Harbor 46. She is currently enjoying cruising Irish waters. Not too many Little Harbors in this neck of the woods, so I would love to share experiences with the forum, as I give her the attention her previous owners showered on her over the years.

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Old 21-01-2022, 15:04   #2
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Welcome to CF!

As you are doing exactly what I want to do exactly where I want to do it...I am afraid I have to hate you. ;P

I have spent some time trying to map how to sail up the west coast of Ireland.
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Old 21-01-2022, 16:26   #3
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Welcome to the forum, we are anchored just by Little Harbour!
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Old 21-01-2022, 17:04   #5
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Thanks for the welcomes all

@stimpsonjcat : not wanting you to hate me more, but I just recently enjoyed a sail from Dingle to Galway, up the west coast. Sunshine and an offshore breeze - a rare combination for the west of Ireland in Winter! Happy if I can ever assist to make that planning a reality for you, or just to fine tune the plans.

@chris_mac : I expect the sun at your anchorage may be a slight bit warmer!!
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Thanks for the welcomes all

@stimpsonjcat : not wanting you to hate me more, but I just recently enjoyed a sail from Dingle to Galway, up the west coast. Sunshine and an offshore breeze - a rare combination for the west of Ireland in Winter! Happy if I can ever assist to make that planning a reality for you, or just to fine tune the plans.
Oh great...he's friendly and helpful too...now I really hate him. ;P

Since you took the bait, I will admit I am a long lost son of Ireland and the family has traced our roots back to the man who owned a certain keep in the north end of Clew bay that a certain difficult woman took from him.



It is my intention to make that location my first arrival point when I sail to Ireland. From there it's north and things get dicey up there as near as I can tell. The approach to Ballintoy looks to be pucker-factor 11.
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Old 22-01-2022, 03:15   #7
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Wow - Rockfleet castle, now that is certainly a family line that knows the waters off the west coast of Ireland. Lovely little anchorage just in front of the keep - a nice spot to reclaim it from the ghost of the pirate queen! We will organise a cruise in company to welcome you back to Irish soil. Standing by!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Damo.
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Dia dhuit, Damon!

God, but Little Harbours are lovely boats. Congrats on yours and many years of
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Wow - Rockfleet castle, now that is certainly a family line that knows the waters off the west coast of Ireland. Lovely little anchorage just in front of the keep - a nice spot to reclaim it from the ghost of the pirate queen! We will organise a cruise in company to welcome you back to Irish soil. Standing by!
Dad always insisted on calling it Carrickahowley (I always heard this as Carricknahooley). He went to Ireland many times, and actually spoke very good Gaelic. Alas, he was not a good teacher and my many attempts to get him to teach it to me all ended in more criticism than a boy could tolerate. I could probably order beers and get in a proper fight, but likely not be able to talk my way out of one.

I am afraid you may be waiting a while.
No boat yet, a few years left until retirement.
But it's a durable desire...it won't go away...I have no doubts.
When I go I will post here.

There's a Ladies' sail club of some sort in the bay I believe. I have chuckled at the thought of presenting myself thither and using my yank charm to enchant them...or to be thrown out.

Time will tell.
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