Want to know how much it costs to get into boating?
Not as much as you may think… Boating is affordable and in this video I’ll show you how anyone can manage to get on the water the easy way.
We started off with a small plywood day boat that we took our two children on a two week holiday on, not a great idea! That boat was called The Four of Us, although we all agreed very quickly that it wasn’t the boat for us.
This is the last vlog of 2017, so I have prepared a short montage of some of the highlights of the year. Covering places such as Roosky, the Jamestown Canal, The Boyle River, then on up to the beautiful Lough Key with all its islands and magnificent scenery.
Every Christmas Day Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club organise a charity swim. For the past few years I joined in after all it’s a bit of a laugh. Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club do great work on the lake and further a field also. As well as providing back up to the local RNLI Lifeboat (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) they also provide support and take part in searches all over the island of Ireland.
Crossing the English Channel to France
In this episode we cross the English Channel from Weymouth to the Cherbourg peninsula. Then follow the Normandy coast to the Seine Estuary. The journey across the English Channel was another wonderful experience
need to winterise the engines and a few other bits on the boat in order to protect it against frost damage during the worst excesses of the winter.
How to get free WiFi on a boat and general boating internet info #26
Finding how to get an internet connection and especially free WiFi on a boat has long since been a challenge. Well here is how I do it and it works very well and I generally get quite good download speeds. Getting WiFi on a boat has always been difficult because generally a WiFi signal doesn’t travel very far.
Galway city is a great city to visit, with its narrow streets and its great sense of culture, there is always something to see and always somewhere to go.
Boat domestic lighting, replacing old boat lights with LEDs.
In this episode we’re updating our boats domestic lighting with new LED lights. By replacing our old boat lights with new LED lights we will greatly extend our battery life. The boat domestic electrics are all fed from our battery
Shannon cruisers are not really meant to go to sea, but in this episode we take on the wild Atlantic ocean and cruise along the Kerry and Cork coastline. The scenery is just out of this world, well not literally, but that should be obvious!
Irish waterways river cruise to Shannonbridge to see some pubs
A late autumn cruise down the Ireland’s favourite waterway the river Shannon to the town of Shannonbridge where we check out the town and a few good pubs and a few oddities too.
Clonmacnoise and Athlone on the river Shannon
This cruise on the Shannon from Athlone downriver to Clonmacnoise is normally an easy journey. Our first problem was trying to get the boat out of the marina in Athlone. The current was so strong it really made