- August 5, 2023
Well…..the boat is home again and as the house slowly became quieter and quieter, I poured myself that glass of whiskey that I had promised myself and as I drank it with glee, I thought of that red-headed rat in the harbour wall, crying her heart out as she realises that the fat-laden cow has left for good. There is so much to say about everything that was learnt from spending the last 3 months in Dundalk bay.
This was one of the longest summer I’ll ever remember, or at least since I was a child anyway. We managed to get out sailing in the skin-boat about thirty times……but with all of the usual elements of wind and tides put aside, nothing could happened without the help and support of people who, in their own very busy lives, took time out to help make the project work. Be it enthusiasm, knowledge or brawn, each piece of help linked one particle to another to pull, what sometimes felt like, answers out of the rabbit’s arc. I learnt that you can repeatedly blind yourself with knowledge on a subject, so much so that the obvious becomes impossible to see, until someone else spots it out for you. That happened again and again this summer and it was because of this, that we had such a successful series of sea trials. Thanks to everyone for their good will and support. Thanks also to both Meath and Louth County Councils and to Indaver Ireland Ltd. In the next few weeks we will be posting up a report about all that has been learnt this summer.