We continue to head south on our steam back to Killybegs. The weather has changed slightly with a low-pressure system to our south sending us some swell and winds. It is nice to feel the ship move a bit even though it is slight…it actually feels like we are at sea with the gentle roll of a swell.
Packing up…The net is ready to be offloaded.
The movement gave way to glassy seas once again in the afternoon as we passed by the Hebrides. The sun came out and glinted off the water and the distant islands making for a beautiful evening on the water. There were puffins sighted diving for needle fish around the ship.
With nightfall, the first since leaving Ireland ten days ago, the Irish rains arrived. It is pouring outside so I don’t anticipate seeing the cliffs of Slieve League and the Irish Coast in the morning, but I will enjoy this final night at sea. There is something very special and magical about darkness at sea…it is difficult to put into words, but I think that all on board are welcoming this first darkness. We will be in Killybegs around midday tomorrow.