On the River Shannon April / May 2013

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Wednesday 01/05/2013 Lough Ballykeeran - Athlone - Clonmacnoise

Length of boat trip: 4 hours

Motto of the day: Circling on Lough Ree and lucky fishermen

The night was calm. We leave Lough Ballykeeran and enjoy a round on the Inner Lakes. We drive around Temple Island to Killinure where we get some diesel.

Inner Lakes, golf clubKillinure Point









After that we cross Lough Ree and have a look at Hodson Bay. Passing the islands we drive on to Athlone where again we go shopping.

Hodson's PillarLough Ree islands


















In the afternoon we lock down and have a slow drive through the Shannon Callows. We are passed by very few boats on our way to Clonmacnoise. The first causes a good wake, but this is ignored by the two swans who are busy with their marriage.

Passing boatSwans in love









Towed boatsBreeding swan









At Clonmacnoise some hire boats with fishermen are moored. One angler of a boat with French people catches a pike. 15 Minutes after the release a second one gets caught. The evening is peaceful and we watch some Godwits on the shore.










Proud fishermanCarch and release









Another proud fishermanClonmacnoise












Black-tailed GodwitClonmacnoise









Shannon Airport Max 14.2C Min 6.5C Rainfall 0.4 mm Sun hours 9.2 Mean Wind F3

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