DAY 1 - Monday, 26th June, 2017
Having been unable to get to sea in 2016 due to issues transiting Limerick we were really looking forward to this year's Coastal Cruise, our tenth since we first started in 2007.
We arrived at the marina on Monday evening and proceeded to load up. Too late for an opening at Portumna Bridge we decided to overnight onboard and set-off in the morning.
Well, that was the plan until I noticed an irritation in my right ear during the latter stages of the evening. Carefully removing my hearing aid I discovered that the little rubber dome was missing! A thorough search did not reveal the missing piece. By the following morning my right ear was still irritating. Departure was postponed and a quick visit to a local GP followed by a thorough and persistent examination which resulted in the discovery and removal of the offending ear piece!
By this time, mid-afternoon, we had missed the 15:00 bridge opening and so we eventually decided to make the 17:30 opening and head for Rossmore for a BBQ and overnight!