From Strangford to Sligo
In between getting the boat ready for work in Westport and sorting out the legalities I was asked to deliver a yacht from Strangford Lough to Sligo, around the north coast. Along with the new owner and two others we set off last Saturday, arriving in Sligo on Thursday evening. Great sailing, great sights and a great way to get the winter out of your hair!!
I have sailed around this part of the coast quite a few times now but it was a first for me in Strangford. The tides are legendary. With Ireland’s first and largest tidal power station (below).
Mew Island, south of Belfast Lough
The two Maidens, off Larne
The old Maiden
The new Maiden
Rathlin Island, with west light.
Innistrahull, Ireland’s most northerly place
Arranmore, co. Donegal
Rathlin O Birne light
Malin Beg from shore. (Yacht is just visible)