Let there be light

We had struggled to refill our gas tanks last year and continued to do so in Ireland. Howth had nothing to offer and we were hoping that Cork would work out better. As the first attempt by the Yacht club staff failed, we came up with a more elaborate plan, rented a car and had Marc and Max drive for about 1 hour to the Calor Gas filling station. At the end of the day they were not able or allowed to fill the tanks either.
We ended up buying the Irish tank and after a while were able to connect it to the boat’s system ( thank god for all the redundancies we built into the system). So we have light (or a working stove) again and are ready to move on.
Numerous other items were fixed, tanks filled and food purchased. An inspection of the mast was successfully completed and burgees were exchanged. Our fourth crew member, Alex, arrived in the afternoon .
The weather window was reconfirmed and another nice meal was ordered at the Anchor (again). We are ready to go and are planning to leave for A Coruna tomorrow morning.

Philip

The crew from Scotland to Ireland

A few more photos of our crew that sailed from Oban, Scotland, to Cork in Ireland. While the weather started rainy it was predominantly nice. Initial technical challenges (like the broken fuel return line) were overcome and we got to see some fantastic places. We sailed about 550nm, manually operated the locks in the Crinan Canal and motored for about 40 hrs…

Linda Barba
Ellen Christy
Cathy Bartholomew
Corinna Kersten
Dan MacMackin
Philip Kersten
(Max Brueck for the last 2 days from Dublin to Cork)

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