Ireland Saturday August 13th - Alba, Sea Otter to Greystones. Light airs on the nose as usual but a beautiful cruise.
On Monday 'To Me To You' joined. A good sing song in the evening where Shelley was bringing out her singing talents. We had races with Ted, Di and Bohdan on the scooters......mmmm....Teddy was the expert. Great for us adults to be 8 years old again eh!
Dalkey was a must again but on this occasion walked to see Dalkey Sound - it was Richards Birthday 'The Hungry Monk'at Greystones was the place to celebrate. Malahide next. Gibneys was the water hole and then Malahide Yacht Club where they were being perfect hosts with food and entertainment. All joining in.
'To Me to You' wanted a weather window to get back home therefore went to Dun Leoghaire another Birthday on board, Shelley this time.
The gang met the next day in Dublin via The Dart. The well known Guiness Factory, the whole experience had a 'Wow' factor. The music and dancing on different floors were so amazing therefore the whole day went very quickly. The icing on the cake was being taken back in a horse drawn carriage to Tara St. Station.
Going to Howth around Irelands Eye 'Alba' was topping 7.6 knots, with Di on the helm. Coming into the marina an accordian player was creating a very welcoming somewhat French mood. When we got there the club was buzzing as the racing fleet had just returned and the restaurant full with diners.
It was great to see the Cooks 'To Me To You' joining us exploring Howth before their return to Dun Leoghaire and home on Tuesday.
The other two yachts made passage home from Greystones after having a wonderful Cruise.