This morning we listened to the 0520 shipping forecast-not much better, NW 5-6. However we had clear skies and virtually no wind; so we turned the boat round and left the cosy little harbour at Ardglass and this blog is written as we motor past
the Ulster coast in light airs. The picture shows Jon more than earning his keep against a background of a glassy sea. We can see both Scotland and the Isle of Man. The tides in the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland sound formidable to a humble East coast sailor, see tidal atlas here, but that is a problem for later on.