On the River Shannon April / May 2012

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Ireland April / May 2012



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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










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


















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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