Saturday 19/09/09 Quivvy Waters - Crom Castle
Length of boat trip: 1.2 hours
Motto of the day: A quiet sunny Saturday
Yawn, Willi tells me in the morning that we had some wind in the night but I have heard nothing. The day starts with some drizzle. Yawn. So we start at ten, the sky is covered but then the first blue spell arrives. A swan pompously wants us to go another way.
We enjoy a very, very … very, very slow and sunny drive to Crom Castle passing the Paolo memory marker 23J.
The jetty at Crom is empty and we enjoy some quiet hours. A few boats pass and sometimes it looks like they are driving in the reeds.
I say to Willi that it is too quiet for a Saturday with nice weather. Just when I have said that, a boat with a lot of kids arrives. “They are not all mine!” shouts the skipper and “Sorry for disturbing you.” Some more loads of kids on boats arrive. What has the skipper meant with his remark? We enjoy the afternoon and the kids of the Belturbet Rowing Club their BBQ at Crom Castle. Some of them have rowed the long way to Crom. The whole bunch is pleasant and the rattling Seadoo-boat of the Share Holiday Centre, which passes by, makes more disturbing noise. ‘Maggie Pepper’ with her crew comes along and leave after a while.
The jetty is alive and after some hours boat after boat with the kids leave.
At last the organizers have to tow the rowing boats and follow them. At that moment we spot a rib.
Austin, Bernie, Kris and Amanda arrive for a brief visit on their way back from Belturbet.