Circumnavs of Ireland

Posting topics for general discussion
brianblake
Posts: 255
Joined: 29 Jul 2011, 15:37

Circumnavs of Ireland

Post by brianblake »

Guys there are currently 3 groups paddling round the country.
Each of them have a daily blog going on.
It's great to read how each of them are progressing.

https://joeroundireland.wordpress.com ( solo trip in taran )

http://horrendousexperiences.blogspot.i ... dmore.html ( 2 explorers from the Isle of Man )

https://www.facebook.com/goingroundie2015
http://www.findmespot.com/mylocation/?i ... /10.35645W (2 Germans in unidentified craft)( oops )( explorers )
Brian B

brianblake
Posts: 255
Joined: 29 Jul 2011, 15:37

Re: Circumnavs of Ireland

Post by brianblake »

Another for the list of paddlers going round

http://www.slinamhara.com

The Isle of Man guys have taken a break and gone home to re-evaluate their trip.

http://horrendousexperiences.blogspot.ie
Brian B

brianblake
Posts: 255
Joined: 29 Jul 2011, 15:37

Re: Circumnavs of Ireland

Post by brianblake »

Another one for the round trip

It's getting busy out there !

http://midlifekayak.com
Brian B

brianblake
Posts: 255
Joined: 29 Jul 2011, 15:37

Re: Circumnavs of Ireland

Post by brianblake »

Update from the 2 Isle of Man paddlers

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of- ... -1-7291924
Brian B

User avatar
RuthB
Posts: 42
Joined: 27 Jul 2013, 21:19

Re: Circumnavs of Ireland

Post by RuthB »

Yesterday evening, around 6.30 or 7pm , Ross, Chris and I were practicing our rescues and stuff at White Strand, Doonbeg, when round the corner from the north-west side came a solo paddler. Conditions were a bit on the lively side out there so we were impressed to think someone might have paddled all the way from Kilkee or wherever. “Hello”, says I, wondering should I recognise him as one of the various people I knew were doing even longer trips, like all the way round Ireland. “Please tell me this is Killard”, says the weary paddler of a green Rockpool. “Tis”, says I, not wasting my words. But my mono- syllable reply seemed to bring him great joy. Not sure what to say next, since I couldn’t see his face very well due to his beard and the fact that his hood was up, I scrutinised him harder and harder, listening for tell-tale accent and other signs. “Where dj’you come from?” I finally asked. “Brandon,” says he, really leaving me speechless as I tried to digest how much further away that was than Kilkee! I dug up two more syllables: “I’m Ruth”, says I. “I’m Mick O’Meara”, says he. Speechless I was! The legendary Mick O’Meara appearing out of the mist, just like that.
And what an appearance! Mick had just completed a mammoth leg of his round Ireland trip, and by his own account Loop Head was totally unbelievable! We chatted with him for some time and offered him various assistance. But he just wanted to get onto dry land, change his clothes and ring his friends whom he’d arranged to meet there. This morning, fresh as a daisy, he headed off again into a thickening mist on a compass bearing of 359° bound for Inis Mór. See photos.
Good luck, Mick. It was a pleasure meeting you. I look forward to hearing the rest of the story.
Attachments
Mick taking off this morning, 17 June 2015.
Mick taking off this morning, 17 June 2015.
DSCF3441_1.JPG (40.53 KiB) Viewed 5392 times
Slán go Fóill.
Slán go Fóill.
DSCF3448_1.JPG (71.16 KiB) Viewed 5392 times

brianblake
Posts: 255
Joined: 29 Jul 2011, 15:37

Re: Circumnavs of Ireland

Post by brianblake »

Brian B

brianblake
Posts: 255
Joined: 29 Jul 2011, 15:37

Re: Circumnavs of Ireland

Post by brianblake »

Trip map for The Taran Twins Sean and Jon

http://www.seakayakaroundireland.com/
Brian B

User avatar
RuthB
Posts: 42
Joined: 27 Jul 2013, 21:19

Re: Circumnavs of Ireland

Post by RuthB »

Heavy Traffic at White Strand, Doonbeg - Sue and Sonja
Monday late afternoon it was the turn of Sonja Ewan and Sue Honan to arrive at White Strand, Doonbeg in the course of their circumnavigation of Ireland. It's mind-boggling all the dynamic people who pass by and sometimes stop there. The intrepid two stayed the night and moved off around 8 am on Wednesday 24 June, stopping for a lunch break on Inis Oirr. I had the pleasure of seeing them arrive on Tuesday and then leave on Wednesday. Another great pair. Continued happy paddling to you both. (See photos)
Attachments
Wed 24 June 2015, 7.53 a.m. The Final Touches
Wed 24 June 2015, 7.53 a.m. The Final Touches
IMG_0191_girls_1.JPG (73.75 KiB) Viewed 5247 times
8.01 am ... and they're already disappearing out of sight!
8.01 am ... and they're already disappearing out of sight!
IMG_0212_girls_1.JPG (74.72 KiB) Viewed 5248 times

User avatar
LucyB
Posts: 124
Joined: 23 Nov 2011, 20:03

Re: Circumnavs of Ireland

Post by LucyB »

Mick is quiet for the moment, lets hope he's going stealth mode and continuing on.

brianblake
Posts: 255
Joined: 29 Jul 2011, 15:37

Re: Circumnavs of Ireland

Post by brianblake »

Day 19 for Mick and he's in north Dublin.

He's sure is an amazing paddler.
image.jpg
image.jpg (150.1 KiB) Viewed 5177 times
Brian B

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests