On the River Shannon April / May 2012

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Ireland April / May 2012



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We cross again the deep lake in freshening wind. Willi measures with our digital anemometer at Cleighran More Jetty 29 km/h (strong F4). But as suddenly as the wind has increased it calms down again and we enjoy a nice sunset.

Cleighran MoreCleighran More









View to the Dartry Mountains Lough Allen shore dipped in red light









SunsetEvening light









Sunset behind Corrie MountainCleighran More









Knock Airport Max 9.7°C Min 2.0°C Rainfall 0.1 mm (We could count the drops at Drumshanbo) Sun hours 11.4 Wind NE F2 later in the afternoon F3, at times F4-F5


Sunday 15/04/2012 Cleighran More - Drumshanbo - Battlebridge

Length of boat trip: 3.5 hours

Motto of the day: A round on a quiet Lough Allen and a sunny canal

After a cold and starry night we have ice on boat and jetty again but the warming sun melts it quickly.

Icy fendersIce on the jetty at Cleighran More









Cleighran MoreReflections in the morning









We start early and drive into the northwest bay to Drummans Island and then along the western shore back to Drumshanbo.

Dartry MountainsSlieve Aneirin









Drummans IslandSpencer Harbour









Leaving scenic Lough AllenChannel marker









In the afternoon we lock up and drive back on the Lough Allen Canal.

DrumshanboBack on Lough Allen Canal









Behind the footbridge we spot a duck with her ducklings. As we come closer she hides her offspring under the bank.










Then Battlebridge Lock comes into view and we lock down and spend the night at the lower quay.

BattlebridgeTraditional mooring









We refit the fenders back to the side. Later a swan insistently knocks at the boat. Willi says: He is not knocking, he is hammering! But Im not impressed and will not share my pizza with him!

Battlebridge LockHammering on the boat


















Knock Airport Max 9.1C Min 0.9C (We had frost again) Rainfall 0.0 mm Sun hours 6.9 Wind NE F2, at times in the morning F3, decreasing F1-2 on the canal in the afternoon

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