12th October. Arrival 20.00 UTC into Blacksod Bay, Ireland.
After a long and challenging North Atlantic crossing, exhausted and in complete darkness with no navigation lights and a bowman with a torch to keep lookout of lobster pots. Greeted by Northabout’s previous owners/ crew; Jarlath, Michael and Tom. We couldn’t believe there were smiling faces waiting for us. Never met these guys before! It was emotional for both sides. Frances was there too. She reckoned we all lost about a stone each. Oops. We went for Guinness the local pub while the Irish guys played music. Perfect. Exactly what we needed.