|Low tide at Milford|
After spending our first full day in Dale diving to untangle the propeller and our second walking and pubbing, I was not ready to leave on the evening of the 27th without another full night of sleep.
|The pub at Dale|
In any event, we departed Dale anchorage at Milford the morning of the 28th and sailed due west close to the wind to try to make the Irish coast and then alter course toward the north before the predicted strengthening and shift of the wind. This wind shift was (of course) early and the winds stronger and gustier than expected. The forecast was altered after the fact to reflect this - a forecasting technique vastly improving statistical accuracy.
|Lighthouse from Howth Cliffwalk|
|Larry on edge|
On arrival, the helpful staff at the Howth Yacht Club provided us with an easily accessible berth which vastly lessened the trauma of maneuvering our difficult-to-control boat in the strong winds.
|In the Library|
|Not Brian Boru's Harp|
|Mary Anne on the grounds of Trinity|