Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Landfall in Kinsale, Ireland

After 3048nm, our transatlantic crossing is complete. (The passage from Newfoundland to Ireland was about 1800nm.) We are grateful for the kind weather and a wonderful boat that provided us a gentle passage.

We made landfall on the south coast in the charming town of Kinsale and were greeted on the dock with smiles, hugs and pints of Guinness. For the past 3 days we have enjoyed the kindness of our captain's family and the great atmosphere of Kinsale, a sister city to Newport, RI, known for its wonderful shops, restaurants, pubs and sailing scene. We plan to depart Kinsale early tomorrow to gradually work our way along the east coast heading north towards Dublin.

1 comment:

A Campbell said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you!!!!!!!! in blog format! xo! Amy