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Hummingbird heads off to the western isles of Scotland

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The solstice sunrise was stunning and saw the conclusion to 200nm of perfect sailing conditions. As the sun arrived so the wind dissipated and the engine took us the last few hours into Dun Laoghaire. After putting the boat to bed and crew showers aplenty we headed to a traditional Irish pub to sample the Guinness before a fabulous meal ashore. Yesterday was a morning of debriefs and theory followed by the planning of our next passage up to Islay. In the afternoon half the crew took the train into Dublin whilst the other half relaxed and recovered having covered over 400 nautical miles in the days previous. As I write the signal is fading as we sail north east on a starboard tack bound for the Western Isles of Scotland where we should arrive around lunch time tomorrow.