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Wednesday 11/04/2012 Shannonbridge - Athlone - Ballykeeran

Length of boat trip: 3.5 hours

Motto of the day: A sunny day

Shannonbridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are the last of five hire boats that leave Shannonbridge and we enjoy a slow drive to Athlone accompanied by curlews and swans.

Rocky stretch aheadCurlews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only one boat on our way to Clonmacnois passes us and the Viking trip boat further upstream. It looks different to last year. Can you see what is missing?

Viking trip boat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When approaching Athlone we meet 'Arthur' with Paul waving while going downstream. We pass through the lock and moor then to the eastern quay.

ArthurPaul waving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AthloneAthlone Lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When going through the lock we spot the missing tail of the Viking boat that has gone lost today when locking through.

Tail of the Viking trip boat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We spend some hours shopping and relaxing while watching local seagulls.

Athlone weirAthlone bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SeagullsAthlone weir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We then leave for the Inner Lakes. Despite two hire boats the only other boat we meet on our way is a working boat of Waterways Ireland and the Captain sounds his horn when passing us. Wasserrausch has become well known. ;)

Approaching Athlone bridgeKillinure Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killinure LoughJohn Joe's marina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killinure LoughParked boats in the reeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swinging around while moored to the barrel we enjoy a sunny evening.

Moored to the barrelBallykeeran Lough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening lightRainbow cloud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CloudBoat shadow in the reeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The night is starlit and a bat is hunting around our boat.

Shannon Airport Max 12.6C Min 1.6C Rainfall 1.2 mm (we had no rain) Sun hours 8.8 Wind NW F3

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