Articles posted by "Freya"

Fri 05.08.2016 Day 34

Friday, 05.08.2016 Day 34 30,1 km 7.20 h to 16.00 h N 54.07755 W 05.95260 Long Point before Ballymartin Lowest tide this morning was at 7.30 am, for going out earlier I was too tired, and waiting longer was a waste of the calm wind day with forecasted 6-9 knots headwind. So the same long […]
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Thu 04.08.2016 Day 33

Thursday, 04.08.2016 Day 33 67,2 km 6.20 h to 19.20 h N 54.24620 W 05.68668 Dundrum Bay Tom and his wife came down this morning to bring my overnight charged power brick, two refilled water bags and a zip lock bag of fruit salad! Absolutely delicious, thanks! Those local helpers make life so much easier, […]
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Wed 03.08.2016 Day 32

Wednesday, 03.08.2016 Day 32 No paddling today I was able to close my eyes only just at midnight after a good clean late evening paddle yesterday, and getting up again already at 4 or 5 to catch some favourite fide and some still acceptable headwinds before noon was not my plan for this day. My […]
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Tue 02.08.2016 Day 31

Tuesday, 02.08.2016 Day 31 46,3 km 14.00 h to 21.50 h N 54.67508 W 05.61210 Cove Bay My calculation was right, with some effort the first hours against fresh wind and ride, but getting lower wind soon and tide turning around 5pm, I eventually happily flushed across Belfast Lough with 8 km/h and arrived at […]
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Mon 01.08.2016 Day 30

Monday, 01.08.2016 Day 30 41,7 km 6.20 h to 16.50 h N 54.98226 W 05.98575 Carrilough I could have got up an hour or two earlier to start with the favorite tide in very first light, but my body told me no. At least I got flushed around Benmore or Fair Head with 15 km/ […]
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Sun 31.07.2016 Day 29

Sunday, 31.07.2016 Day 29 54,6 km 6.25 h to 18.25 h N 55.20511 W 06.22651 Ballycastle Bay This was a very nice paddle with company for the change! Catriona arrived at my camp spot sometimes around 3 or 4 am, slept just few hours in her car and was ready to meet me at 6 […]
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Sat 30.07.2016 Day 28

Saturday, 30.07.2016 Day 28 41,9 km 9.35 h to 18.22 h N 55.22090 W 06.93654 Inishowen Point I waited patiently, occasionally taking a look outside my tent at the sea if the whitecaps on the tidal race across already disappeared and the wind dropped down a bit as forecasted. I couldn’t wait longer than an […]
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Fri 29.07.2016 Day 27

Friday, 29.07.2016 Day 27 36,2 km 6.35 h to 15.30 h N 55.37583 W 07.39332 Malin Head Just as I was approaching Malin Head’s rough side, a sport fishing boat was sitting in the sheltered bay and was just coming out again, up to me and was waving – I waved back, but their waving […]
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Thu 28.07.2016 Day 26

Thursday, 28.07.2016 Day 26 24,6 km 6.10 h to 12.55 h N 55.22596 W 07.85224 Doagh This day was not worth getting up…ok, headwinds were predicted, but they felt stronger than expected, and once again rain, rain, rain…at least all morning. When you can’t see the headland on even a tiny crossing of 10 km […]
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Wed 27.07.2016 Day 25

Wednesday, 27.07.2016 Day 25 44,3 km 6.10 h to 18.15 h N 55.177776 W 08.17082 Inishbofin Island Why did two young guys come to my beach at 6 am, climbed up a dune and watched me launching? Were they too shy to talk to me? Not sure what young men are doing at 6 am […]
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