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Fairwinds Round Ireland - The South-West
Kinsale to Glandore

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Saturday 10th July Kinsale to Glandore

We said goodbye to Jim and his brotherand by 14:40 we were off the Old Head of Kinsale, and once again facing the inevitable tacking towards our destination. We tacked into Courtmacsherry bay then began beating out towards Seven Heads. We were almost out of the bay we had a close encounter with a fishing boat who had a net out and insisted we went round his stern through a very narrow gap between him and the rocks and dead head to wind.


Luckily the engine started first time and we motored through with the genoa flapping wildly and the skipper cursing loudly. Once clear of this guy who obviously didn't understand how sails work we tacked up towards Galley Head and cleared it and the Doolic Rock, heading in towards Glandore.

As time went on the wind went light, and by eight thirty I decided to put the engine on so we had some chance of arriving in daylight. It gets darker noticeably earlier down here than it does in Scotland, and in fact it was twilight when we went in. All the main dangers are lit , however, and it was an easy entrance. All the visitors moorings were taken, so we anchored clear of them just after half past ten in plenty of space and good holding.

The anchorage at Glandore
From Kilmore Quay Ballycotton Kinsale Glandore Baltimore Schull Crookhaven Lawrence Cove Dingle Smerwick Harbour