Donegal

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ljs
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Location: Fanny's Bay, County Donegal

Re: Donegal

Postby ljs » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:40 am

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Mulroy Bay with the First Narrows on the right

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Fanny's Bay

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claymore
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Re: Donegal

Postby claymore » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:53 pm

Feckme - an Irish Seahorse
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Re: Donegal

Postby Telo » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:14 am

claymore wrote:Feckme - an Irish Seahorse


Indeed!

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And a very varied coastline in Donegal. This is west of Teelin:

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ljs
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Location: Fanny's Bay, County Donegal

Re: Donegal

Postby ljs » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:44 pm

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This is Donegal at low tide springs

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And er this is the sunniest day off Donegal in 2008..

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sawdoc
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Re: Donegal

Postby sawdoc » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:21 am

Beautiful snaps of Donegal - brought back many happy memories of those waters. Thanks for posting.

Incidentally when we rounded Malin Head in 2005 and were crossing the mouth of Lough Swilly bound for Sheephaven, we saw two erormous basking sharks feeding quite close by -wonderful sight!

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Re: Donegal

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:10 pm

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No wonder the Spanish armada werent successful in getting ashore on most of Irelands beaches, imagine been pelted with those rounded stones by hundreds of charging Celts. :lol:

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Re: Donegal

Postby sawdoc » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:50 pm

ljs wrote: Image

Fanny's Bay


I see the sunken trawler still in situ off the pier - we were warned about this hazard to navigationon our visit to Fanny's Bay in 2005.
If the OP would like to leave his boat in a secure location for a week, Fannys Bay is a great option. Ballycastle Maina is very handy coming from the Clyde and Rathlin of course is charming. My inclination would be not to go to far west in the short cruise time planned. Lough Swilly has beautiful beaches and Portsalon is an excellent pull in for hospitality. The marina at Fahan is a good refuge if required but is a long way in.

tides are very strong around Rathlin so have your homework done beforehand. :tiphat:


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