This is easy!
At that point, Kenneth turned to me and said, “Here Kate, take this.” ‘This’ being the tiller – the thing that moves the rudder, effectively leaving me in charge of where this boat might take us. “You see that lighthouse?” he asked, pointing towards the structure at the end of the pier, “just aim for that.” “This is easy!” I thought to myself, as the yacht gingerly made its way out of Dún Laoghaire harbour.However, once we’d left the harbour and were no longer sheltered by its walls, the real sailing began. As a girl from the land-locked cornfields of Northern Illinois, the most water sport activity I’ve done is a bit of canoeing on a small private pond, so it took me a while to adjust to the sensation of the waves! I needn’t have worried though, as sailing in Dún Laoghaire is one of the most exhilarating things I’ve ever done. Making our way across the clear blue waves with the fresh sea air in our faces was the perfect adventure. What’s more, from the boat we had spectacular views of the pier and town, Dalkey Island and the iconic 300-year-old Poolbeg Lighthouse, which sits at the end of the Great South Wall leading into Dublin Port.