Well done Paul for keeping the posts going in such tiring and challenging times.
Your reports read a bit like the expoilts of the ill fated Spanish Armada. They too took on the challenge of the West coast of Ireland on their run back to Spain and took a hell of a battering, losing many ships on the way to storms.
You have already past many of the places where their ships went down or sought shelter.
On the brighter note, all ribs and crews are safe and seemed to have experienced a better welcome than the poor Spainish sailors, many of them were robbed or killed by locals (not all, before I get lynched on here
Anyway enough of the history lesson and back to history in the making.
Its a pity the challenge hasnt allowed more time to enjoy the coastline more and what it has to offer. It seems to be a constants battle of punching in the miles. Maybe thats why its called a "challenge" rather than a "tour".
Well done to all for making it this far and good luck for the rest of the passage.
PS Looks very bad out there today (Friday), looks like a 7+ in Donegal bay.