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Wednesday 18/04/2012 Lough Key Forest Park - Doon Shore - Drummans Island

Length of boat trip: 2.5 hours

Motto of the day: Exploring Lough Key

A sunny day starts.

Lough Key Forest Park JettyBreakwater









Lough Key Forest Park JettyCastle Island









Lough KeyAirplane









The wind has again changed to NE. Today we explore some old navigations on Lough Key. We drive at first around Drummans Island into the navigation east of Trinity Island.

Trinity IslandTrinity Island









Then we go around Trinity Island and through the new marked course into Erris Bay.

Erris BayErris Bay









Erris BayErris Bay, view back









Erris Bay, view backErris Bay









Erris BayErris Bay









Erris BayErris Bay end of navigation









After driving back to the main navigation we go upstream the Boyle River and follow the canal to Boyle harbour.

Back on Lough Key we drive between Church Island and Hogs Island to the route into the northern end of the lake. Here we moor at Doons floating pontoon behind Stag Island/Tinarinnow Point opposite Long Island... it seems that luckily a piece of the new installed breakwater at Lough Key Forest Park has found its way up the lake

Doon's Shore floating pontoonView to Lough Key Forest Park









We relax in the sun and relax and I become sunburned. Late in the afternoon we drive back to Drummans Island.

Leaving the northwest end of Lough KeyLough Key Forest Park ahead









Castle IslandCastle Island









Drummans Island JettyCastle Island









Knock Airport Max 10.3C Min 3.6C Rainfall 1.5 mm (We had no rain) Sun hours 7.3 (We had more) Wind NE F3, at times F4 in the afternoon

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