On the River Shannon April / May 2011

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Ireland April / May 2011 part 2



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Wild life and wildlife observation on the River Shannon


Saturday 16/04/2011 Banagher

Motto of the day: A warm welcome

We arrive with sun in the afternoon at Banagher and board Silver Spray 36L of Silverline. At 6 pm Paul and Mary on ‘Arthur’ moor at the jetty. They invite us to a delicious seafood dinner onboard. Paul is fine-tuning the preparations for the CIC to Ballinasloe and we are invited to give him our opinions on the wine he has to choose for Easter. It is late when we leave ‘Arthur’; the coming full moon must have something to do with that.

MarySilverline jetty





















Shannon Airport Max 14.2°C Min 5.1°C Rainfall 0.2 mm (must have been in the morning) Sun hours 6.3


Sunday 17/04/2011 Banagher - Clonmacnoise

Motto of the day: In the Shannon Callows

We relax in the morning. The sky is gloriously blue and the water surface glassy; later only a few fair weather clouds arrive.

BanagherBanagher Bridge









Silverline jettyArthur and 36L









We say goodbye to Paul and Mary at noon and start to go upstream.

Mary and PaulBanagher upstream









The surrounding landscape is flat and gives us some broad views.

Glassy ShannonShannon Callows









We pass Shannonbridge (water level a little below 2.6 m) and reach Clonmacnoise.

ShannonbridgeShannon marker









ClonmacnoiseJetty Clonmacnoise









The weather forecast has predicted only light winds coming from southeast so we stay there the first time overnight.

A group of young people come along and swim at the jetty in the really cold water. Not every jump succeeds!

Swimming in the ShannonJump

















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