Another early 7 o'clock start for us here on the Tenacious. For some of us that meant a wake up call in our bunks, for others it meant a jab in the side from whoever found you semi-conscious in the lower mess area hidden in a pile of cushions. Red Wharf Bay, Wales, the Captain told us where we were as the anchor was lifted from the water and the engines were engaged.
After a cuppa of British tea, which is frankly awful in my opinion in comparison to a good Irish brew, and a pick-me-up breakfast of pancakes and rashers we pulled a few ropes and were on our way to the Emerald Isle heading for Howth where we would anchor before our entrance into Dublin itself. The wind picked up and before too long we were all wet, bruised and exhausted. Of course the Cook took care of that with lunch :) More dolphins/porpoises appeared to greet us as the boat tipped at quite a 'fun'
angle (almost 12 degrees -Ed) which made travelling from one side to another interesting, especially for those with wheels.
At the end of our after lunch watch we had reached the middle mark of the Irish Sea, and I'm off to bed :) Manus - Aft Port