I am attending a course at GTI to learn about Galway Hookers, their history, crew skills and of course how to sail them. Last Wednesday we were taken on a field trip to the Claddagh Cottage on Fairhill Road and given a talk by Brian Nolan of Galway Walks, a self confessed Folklore, Myth & History talker. The talk was very engaging, upbeat, a lot of fun and enjoyed by all who attended.
I’d say Brian’s walking tours are great – they start at bars in Eyre square and Salthill! I will be recommending both Brian and a trip to Katies Cottage to all my visitors in the future.
The winter storms deprived us of sailing opportunities and also one wind indicator from the top of my mast. Been buying one every two seasons or so, this year no more – I’m going to make my own. This looks like a good place to start. Will post photo of my finished DIY Wind Indicator when complete.
Found these guys (A Bolt From The Blue) on ebay selling A4 marine grade stainless steel bolts, washers etc. Just what I need to get me ready for the new sailing season. Coupled with my old friend Parcel Motel, am looking forward to getting ship shape soon.