Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Arrival in Castletownshend, Ireland, County Cork

Anchor down at 0900 this morning after a serene overnight passage. We had the calmest of seas and sufficient wind to sail more than 2/3 of the time, quietly hissing through calm ocean waters with a full moon and a gentle 5-8 degree heel. Castletownshend was a good choice for landfall, easy entry, very enclosed and wonderfully protected. A former fishing town, it is now a holiday village - a very small village with a tiny store and two pubs, one with a renowned restaurant that we have reservations at tonight. There are also several hotels and B&B's galore. After arrival we had a nice 6 mile coast walk and will spend another day here (we think) before going all of six nautical miles to the not quite as small village of Glandore,

More soon, Bill and Johanna

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