Articles posted by "Freya"

Tue 12.07.2016 Day 10

Tuesday, 12.07.2016 Day 10 46,6 km 4.40 to 14.30 h N 51.61966 W 10.13257 Garnish Bay Long Island I could have started even earlier, the night was dead calm. But who wants to paddle around Mizen Head at night? It was actually no big deal in those conditions on slack low tide, just stunningly beautiful. […]
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Mon 11.07.2016 Day 9

Monday, 11.07.2016 Day 9 only 17,3 km 5.30 to 9.50 h N 51.46077 W 09.74401 Galley Cove I gave it a try…and launched early to be at Mizen Head at slack tide – if it would be the other slack at low tide, it would have been a different job! Sure, all was easy and […]
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Sat + Sun, 09. + 10.07.2016 Day 7 + 8

Sat + Sun, 09. + 10.07.2016 Day 7 + 8 Waiting for better weather in the Schull Sailing School Two days of westerly winds well over 20 knots, in gusts well over 40 knots whipped up the sea to four meters today, truly no great conditions to get around Irelands most exposed south-westerly Cape Mizen […]
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Fri, 08.07.2016 Day 6

Friday, 08.07.2016 Day 6 47,1 km 5.55 to 16.35 h N 51.52269 W 09.54402 Schull Sailing Club The tide was a bit higher than on landing yesterday, and I could conveniently paddle out of the river mouth. Nothing of those scary river mouth bars though I have experienced in South America, all easy landings here. […]
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Thu, 07.07.2016 Day 5

Thursday, 07.07.2016 Day 5 51,4 km 5.15 to 16.05 h N 51.56330 W 09.01430 Rosscarbery Bay This was the day of the caves! Right after launching, at Hake Head I explored five caves in a row like the one yesterday – deep, long caves, really great and inviting, not too scary, mostly with beaches at […]
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Wed, 06.07.2016 Day 4

Wednesday, 06.07.2016 Day 4 51,5 km 5.00 to 16.05 h N 51.66710 W 08.52767 Kinsale/ Old Head A calm November day – foggy, drizzly, gray, chilly, with frozen bottom from the thighs down all day. I organized the sending of my dry suit to Ireland. Thanks to Ilona packing it and to Jon receiving it! […]
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Tue, 05.07.2016 Day 3

Tuesday, 05.07.2016 Day 3 47,4 km 6.00 to 15.15 h 51.86991 07.94441 Ballycotton Bay It took exactly 10 min after I sent off my yesterday’s first Facebook post to be looked up on the beach by some avid reader – Donal, a local sea kayaker, took his chance to invite me for a beer! I […]
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Mon, 04.07.2016 Day 2

  Monday, 04.07.2016 Day 2 No paddling Stradbally Cove It was already the expected day off – well, if I’d be racing, I could have paddled a few hours in the morning until about 9 m before it got quite windy… I listened to my body which said to me start easy, and stayed in […]
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Sun, 03.07.2016 Day 1 I’m in Ireland!

   Sunday, 03.07.2016 Day 1 20,6 km 14.30 to 19 h Stradbally Cove I consider this is test. A test for my condition of my health, and a test for the new lovely “Lettmann Speedliner” kayak I have got. I may paddle around Ireland if my elbows and sore finger allows, I may not. It […]
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