On the River Shannon April / May 2011

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Thursday 05/05/2011 Shannonbridge - Clonmacnoise - Shannon Harbour

Motto of the day: Wind and a full visitor quay

During our drive to Clonmacnoise it is dry with sunny spells. We enjoy for a last time the wideness of the Shannon Callows which is balm for the soul.

ShannonbridgeHorses in the Callows


















A shower arrives while we have lunch but it is again dry when we go back downstream. The wind has increased.

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We go up through two locks to Shannon Harbour.

Jetty below Lock 36Lock 36









 Lock 36Lock 35









We find no mooring space at the visitor quay. All boats there are abandoned, none has a middle cleat to moor to them against the fresh wind and we have nobody helping us.

Shannon HarbourVisitor mooring Shannon Harbour









So we moor alongside 40M in the third row below the dry dock. A visitor on a steel boat from Lanesborough locks up and the skipper is not delighted at the situation. He has a dog on board and a hurt leg so he decides to moor at the waiting jetty below Lock 35.

Shannon HarbourShannon Harbour









Shannon HarbourShannon Harbour









The evening is sunny and quiet, too noiseless for a harbour full of boats. It makes us feel as being moored in a private marina during winter or the week.

Visitor Mooring Shannon HarbourShannon Harbour









Shannon HarbourShannon Harbour









Shannon Harbour









Shannon Airport Max 17.8C Min 11.1C Rainfall 5.8 mm (we had less) Sun hours 3.8 (we had more)

Length of the trip: 5 3/4 hours

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