We left Blacksod in gorgeous morning light. Bound for our official arrival into Ireland at Westport (we couldn’t make it there, too late). A rib came out with RTE news cameraman on boat and escorted us to some lovely members of the public who had heard about us in the Irish Times paper that day. And some press. And we did some TV interviews. We were on the 6pm national news!
Morning departure Blacksod
We were on RTE (Irish national TV) 6pm evening news! The cameraman greeted us as we came near Westport, on a rib and then when we docked they interviewed us and the previous Irish crew who had taken Northabout around the Arctic 15 years previously. Due to more sea ice then, it took them 2 seasons. The report really nicely contrasts their experience with our experience from a sea ice difference point of view.
Afternoon arrival Westport