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    Archive for January, 2011

    Lasers Pinch at the Windward Mark

    Monday, January 31st, 2011

    The windward mark during the DMYC Frostbite is often an entertaining place to be.  With a light wind working with a strong ebb tide, pinching around the mark is a maneuver where risk far outweighs any potential reward. Sunday 23 January 2011, outside the Harbour: Sunday 30 January 2011, inside the Harbour: At least it […]

    Sound Off, 11-1-11

    Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

    The Commissioners of Irish Lights have chosen this auspicious day to formally shut down the last fog signals around our coastline. The last lighthouses to lose their horn are: Fastnet Roche’s Point Old Head of Kinsale Ballycotton Hook Head Tuskar Rock Kish Dundalk St. John’s Point East Pier, Dun Laoghaire CIL says the decision to […]

    Borehole Drilling in Dublin Bay

    Thursday, January 6th, 2011

    This jack-up barge Excalibur has been spending the past month drilling 23 boreholes in the Bay on behalf of the Ringsend Waste Water Treatment programme, and has been quite visible from the shore. Dublin City Council is undertaking an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) into expanding the wastewater treatment works at Ringsend to its ultimate capacity, […]

    Spotted at the New Year

    Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

    We spent a great week in Baltimore, County Cork, leading up to the New Year.  We took time to visit Leo to see how his Sile a Do is getting along.  Leo is working on the boat in Hegarty’s Boat Yard on the River Ilen at Oldcourt, halfway between Skib and Baltimore.  At the entrance […]