As we approach the awesome cliffs of Slieve League and landfall in County Donegal, the pods of dolphins that traveled with us across the wide bay move on to their next adventure.
When we started up the west coast, we knew weather and geography would help us decide if we would continue around, or backtrack. The hardest parts are to get around the major heads of land that jut far out into the prevailing winds and seas of the open Atlantic. As we cross Donegal Bay we have left most of the Western headlands behind and are committed to completing our clockwise circumnavigation. We’ll continue to pick favorable weather windows, but it is good to know that we are only a couple more jumps from rounding the last Atlantic heads and sailing down the Irish Sea.