Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Season's Greetings

Wishing everyone a peaceful yet exciting New Year!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Lunch in Kinvara with ICC West

What Dunguaire Castle in Kinvara might look like in the sun. (Wikimedia)
(Cinn Mhara)
During winter in Ireland we take the opportunity to explore places we might not get to otherwise by boat.  The exception is when the western contingent of Irish Cruising Club, of which Alex is a member,  hosts a Christmas luncheon in some lovely seaside location that gives us a chance to scout it out by land before coming by boat.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Top ten gifts for boaters in 2015
By Daria Blackwell

Stuck for a last minute gift idea? There’s still time to order these items and have them delivered in time for Christmas. Of course you can always order a copy of Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring by yours truly.  But as so many people already have it, we thought we’d give you a few more ideas.  

10. Dry Bag ($14.95-209)
Every sailor needs a dry bag for those dinghy rides to shore with laptop in tow. SealLine Dry Bags are the best, but I have to say that the ones we bought at Lidl for €10 have lasted for years.  They come in different colours, sizes and purposes so everyone aboard can choose a different one to keep them straight.