Wednesday 13/04/2011 Slyguff - Borris
Motto of the day: In the middle
The day starts with soft rain. We decide to have a half day rest and I bake bread. We start in the early afternoon and lock down. The rain has stopped; it is dry despite a little drizzle for short moments. Below Slyguff Lock I choose a course more to the middle of the river for a short stretch and the wind is forming waves on the surface.
After a small island, the weir and entrance to the cut of Upper Ballyellen appears. The mill race entrance in the cut sits in a bend.
After the lock we again have some current to Goresbridge, but all goes well in this shallow part. We pass Goresbridge and a nesting swan.
We reach the weir and the shallow cut of Lower Ballyellen.
After the lock the current increases again. The following river section is rocky and we have to stay close to the towpath but to avoid the rocks at the bank. Some rocks are visible but others are under the water surface and only indicated by swirls. We reach the three weirs at Balltyiglea Lock.