Cynara 2007 Connemara and Carlingford Lough Fri 25 Sep 2009 19:13:03
Cynara on legs
Cynara comfortable on her legs in Mannin, Connemara in the West of Ireland in 2007.
What was needed was a cockpit tent to improve the accommodation!!
A scenic setting in Balynaki, Connemara
On trolley at Carlingford Harbour
This went well except the rope hadn't enough reach to ease the trolley from the trailer into the water so we had to let go and the boat launched herself - dramatic but quite under control. This became our standard way of launching!
Putting the trolley away
Trolley's job is done. Cynara is alongside Carlingford Harbour south quay. King John's Castle is in the background.
Carlingford Lough - Greer's Quay
The harbour close to where my mother ws born in 1904. It is along an abandoned railway track (Dundalk, Greenore and Newry Railway) and was used amongst other things as a coal harbour. The coal was collected in carts by the locals.
View up Carlingford Lough towards Rostrevor
This is one of our favourite headings when out for a quick sail in the Lough.
Fiona having a good look
Fiona keeps us in order and checks everything we do (and think of doing!)
Fiona tidying up
All has to be ship-shape-and-Bristol-fashion below and above decks once Fiona comes aboard. Here she's handing out dishes to be dried. We hop to it!
Time for resting...
All the work's done and the crew has been given new things to get on with so it's time for a complete rest!
Pat is steering Cynara. The Carlingford mountains and the village of Omeath are in the background.
Carlingford Lough: Rostrevor
We took the ground at low tide in Rostrevor Harbour. With a few inches of water we could push ourselves out.
Carlingford Lough - Warrenpoint
This pontoon is provided each Summer and is very convenient for the town centre. Warrenpoint is a lovely town and has some good restaurants. It has beautiful views of both the Cooley and Mourne Mountains.
Sunset in Carlingford Lough
Time to pick up the mooring and go ashore after a memorable day's sailing!