It goes on to Leighlinbridge with the oldest bridge of the navigation. Here we go again across to the east side of the river.
In a short distance we reach the weir before Rathellin cut and when going through the entrance of the cut 'Finnery' slows suddenly down and glides over silt. A kingfisher is flying before the boat in the cut.
At the lock John OíNeill, the lockkeeper, awaits us and brings us down through the lock. We arrange to meet after the lunch break at the lock in Bagenalstown. Here we moor above the lock. We missed the sunken car, maybe itís removed, but we nearly hit a metal part in the water just beside the bollard in the back which looks like a part of a former machine.
After lunch we go on through the lock which is the deepest single lock on the Barrow with 3.26 m.
The following stretch demands attention again from the skipper. Further downstream the Royal Oak Bridge awaits us with some current and rocks below in the middle. At the following railway bridge there is some silting visible. We keep close to the towpath the whole way, which is sometimes not easy with the current and overhanging branches and bushes, so that again I have a busy but enjoyable job at the tiller. Sometimes it is going too fast to enjoy really the views and the landscape. How different must it be to go the same way back upstream?