On the River Shannon April / May 2012

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Ireland April / May 2012



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The crew of a Carrick Craft cruiser besides us decide to leave because of the ongoing party. We stay and watch the party folks leaving an hour later. They nearly forget their dinghy and the man who jumps into it from the jetty almost ends in the water and is then unable to bring off the boat from the jetty but a friendly man helps him. His visual faculty is restricted and while swerving about and driving in circles he is unable to bring the dinghy to the cruiser. The boats vanish behind the reeds.

The jetty is again quiet and a lot of people are shaking their heads in disbelief.

Later Inga and Holger pass on their way downstream.










The evening is sunny and the wind calms down.

Anglo-Norman CastleEvening light









Shannon Callows at ClonmacnoiseClonmasnoise Jetty









Curlews at sunsetEvening sun colouring clouds









ClonmacnoiseRed Cloud









Shannon Airport Max 11.5°C Min 2.7°C Rainfall 0.0 mm Sun hours 6.5 Wind NE F4 in the morning later F3


Saturday 28/04/2012 Clonmacnois - Fanning’s Lock - Banagher - Victoria Lock

Length of boat trip: 3.5 hours

Motto of the day: Curlews

The wind is cold in the morning and clouds accompany us on our way downstream. We pass Shannonbridge and drive on to Fanning’s lock where we are welcomed by curlews.

Morning sunCormorant


















After a while we see “Käpt’n Blaubär” on the reeling of “Violet” moving through the Callows.

Käpt’n Blaubär in  the Callows








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