Julie Bryn..Mogan Gran Canary to Kinsale Ireland.
Trip Start Apr 19, 2004
7Trip End May 09, 2004
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· It was worthwhile trip, as it isn't often a person gets a chance to sail to some of the Atlantic Islands and then back to Ireland.
· The learning curve was steep. I would say I was up for the trip and didn't find it too difficult even though it took me some time to get back to normal.
· We had our moments going through the two depressions; it was a testing time for all.
· We were the lucky boat having Damian on board who wanted to be responsible for the cooking, that took the pressure off the rest of us and the food he served was super, we never had a complaint and each meal was better than the previous one.
· On the down side I felt that the watch rotas could have been better organized which was really only a minor thing.
· We should have used the Auto helm more as it would have taken the pressure off us.
· On the whole Mike Mac was an excellent Skipper, Clare did well as first officer and Mike H never let us down on the engineering front and of course Damian was a first class Chef.
· Would I travel with them again...yes without hesitation?
· In future I would sleep with my boots on.
The last supper in Kinsale organized by Mike McLoughnan.Two happy crews relaxing after the voyage.
The crew on Aifric was John the bookie, John from Kilkenny (daffodils), Charley and Declan O Connor from Tramore.
A delight to visit Horta.
Enjoyed the Jolly.