Rose early to paddle our longest open crossing so far, Donegal Bay! It was 18.5 knots across (37) and we managed it in just under 6 hours. All this with a good force 4-5 breeze blowing across onto our boats. After a quick lunch we sped past the beautiful Cliffs of Sliabh Liag (well worth a visit if you're in Donegal) and finished at a beautiful harbour beside Malin Beg, only to be reminded of the constant generosity we have experienced on this trip. Within 1 hour a local had given us the use of a holiday home for the night!
We set off from Doonmadden today with a force 5 north-westerly breeze as we paddled across Ballisodare and Sligo Bay. Getting a bit sick of the windy weather now and frustrated as our progress is slower than we would like. Decided to put off the crossing of Donegal Bay until tomorrow as we're not guaranteed enough daylight. We stopped at Streedagh beach.