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Round the Emerald Isle 2015

In June Jeanette and Dave Hardy set sail on Free Spirit from Beaumaris on Anglesey for a months long adventure around the coast of Ireland. With stops off at Puffin Ireland and Isle of Man, before their arrival at Bangor in Northern Ireland. They then sailed North to Balleycastle, where they met Denver, Tommy and Jenny off the Nebraska, who sailed North with them and then took them on a tour of Sheep Island, Giant’s Causeway, Luce Castle, Bushmills Distillery and Portrush by car.

Carrying on their journey they then went to Greencastle in Eire. Then onto Downing and Burtonport, followed by Killybegs and Eris head.

Full Report
Full Report

To read Jeanette and Dave Hardy full account including their trip around the south coast or Ireland. Please read their account

All pictures are © Jeanette and Dave Hardy

Round the coast of Ireland

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South coast Isle of Man looking to Chicken Rock Light house just off Calf Island.
Looking back across Bangor bay to the Marina
Nebraska with the Mull of Kintyre behind.
relaxing on Nebraska with Tony and Vicky after the storm
Dave with Jenny and Denver on our trip along the coast.
Look out ! Giant on the Causeway !
Rocky shore at Carrickarede
Dunluce Castle
down to the cave
Cave underneath the castle.
Views of Ballycastle marina
Views of Ballycastle marina
New pontoons at Greencastle just outside the harbour. Note the unfinished wall and pontoons.
The chock – a – block harbour which is shallow near the slip
Sailing out of Lough Foyle making for Malin Head with its islands off shore
Looking into Lough Swilly.with Fanad Head lighthouse
Gun at the top of the harbour in Downing
Free Spirit on visitor mooring in Downing. Fabulous beaches.
Burtonport. F.S. moored at end by ferry.
Channel out of Burtonport
Dave Hardy
Cliffs of Sleine with Rathlin O’Birne.
Killybegs harbour. Visitor moorings to left of slip
Eris head

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