We arrived to Dublin where our crew had booked tickets back to sweden. But we had some days left before they were actualy leaving us. Guinness beer brewery and a wax museum was two of the things we managed to to before they left! Both very interesting, especialy the wax museum where i was scared close to death by a witch suddenly who suddenly moved all by herself when i enterd the room!
The above picture shows some of our pub-like souveniers we found at the Guinness shop.
The picture below is taken in Wicklow, south of Dublin, where we spent two nights. Beautiful town with lots of flowers and things to see, including the bookstore on the picture two steps down.
We left Wicklow and headed for Cork. Anchored in many nice little bays on the way down. Not much sailing tho, the wind was terrible, S-SW all the time, wich were exactly the direction we were going.
We spent one night on a bouy belonging to RCYC (Royal Cork Yacht Club) the oldest yacht club in the world! The next day we sailed up to Cork city where we picked up our new crew memeber (picture above). The next day we spent all day carrying food from the stores back to the boat, even some safety equipment consisting of two flares and one flare with a parachute that we never plan to use, but better to have them and not needing them then needing them and not having them!
We sailed back down to the royal yacht club and have now spent 3 nights here looking around and preparing for the trip down to A Coruna, or some bay next to it, have not yet planned exactly where we are heading yet!
We also met two other swedish boats (Balance and Anniara) who are, just like us sailing down to Spain. This means we are three swedish boats leaving the same day for spain! And hopefully arriving more or less at the same time. What safety equipment beats being three boats going to the same place at the same time!?
The plan is to leav for Spain in the morning 04/08 - 2012
Our current position can always be found in the link below.