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Spent the weekend paddling out to, and exploring Tory Island, Co Donegal. Yet another superb sea kayaking destination on Irelands western seaboard



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Brilliant footage. Love the caves and arches.

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Very nice well done, but what is that on the right hand side of the kayak.
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Thanx. Its a navigation light, wasn't sure how deep and dark the caves would be

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Excellent!
I did some work in northern Donegal a few years ago, looked like a fantastic place to explore by kayak.

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And another, from this weekend.............



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Excellent! How long was that cave in the middle of the film?

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Graeme,

Its between 150m & 200m deep. We were very lucky with the conditions, access to that cave and landing on Eagle Island is a rare occurrence

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Another offering from Irelands spectacular west coast.............



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Inspiring stuff, just got around to watching it.

Thanks for sharing. Hope you don't mind, I edited the links so that the videos appear here - see the 'youtube' button above...
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Thanx Mark, I dont mind at all. Here's another from Sunday, the coastline that just keeps giving................



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Probably the most remote stretch of coastline in Ireland......................



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Very nice
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Unfortunately we didn't bring yaks with us and have spent the last few days wishing we had.

Still, the wind has now returned but from the east so no surf.

We've been windsurfing in the sun, swimming in the warm sea and SUPing round Marble Head. The weather has been great.
Next time we'll bring the whole fleet- if the van will take it.

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Great video and beautiful coastline Chris.

We paddled Achill Sound, Achill Beag, Clew Bay a couple of years ago - makes me want to go back and explore more of the area!

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Without a doubt, the Mayo coastline is world class and it never fails to amaze me that I see so few sea kayakers around this part of the world

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Chris McDaid wrote:Without a doubt, the Mayo coastline is world class and it never fails to amaze me that I see so few sea kayakers around this part of the world

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Chris, had you been waiting for a weather window or did you just get lucky? Looks like you had a fantastic trip, thanks for sharing the vids with us for inspiration!

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Just got lucky. Fortunate that unless its really bad, there's always something to do. The North Mayo coast is more sheltered than most people think, given the prevailing winds. Fierce downdraughts from those huge cliffs tho

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And another stunning stretch of North Mayo coastline..................

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Donegal this time. Slievetooey coast................



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North Mayo again, Broadhaven Bay....................



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South Donegal this time...................



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More North Mayo............





and one from Achill Island...........



Been busy this week enjoyin the superb weather :-)

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Connemara last week...................



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Stunning trip from Achill Island today...................



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Cliffs of Moher on sunday................



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Connemara yesterday....................



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You do realise this is giving me serious problems in planning my major paddling trip in 2015, don't you?

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Mike,

Loads of options are surely better. Would highly recommend the North Mayo coast and Donegal, both world class :-)

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