I did a non stop trip from Portsmouth to Cork a few years ago, helping a friend get his boat there for the summer. There is a lot of distance to cover before you get to Lands End for us. But I agree, there is something very special when you put Longships lighthouse in the distance astern.
Cruising Southern Ireland, the East Coast of Ireland and the West Coast of Scotland is something I have a greater desire to do than Crossing 'the pond'.
"You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you"
Roger Waters 1972