I called this episode Bridges on the River Shannon and the plot to blow them up, because it seems to be an apt description. We take a look at the famous
Crossing Lough Ree to Hodson Bay or to any other port is always weather permitting. Lough Ree on the river Shannon is one of the three large lakes and therefore potentially a dangerous lake. The Hodson Bay Hotel dominates the
Boat Maintenance before we cross Lough Ree.
The boat maintenance to boat fun ratio should always favor the fun! That said there are times when boat maintenance can’t be avoided and you have to just roll up the sleeves and delve into the black hole that is the bilge. In this episode we do a bit of essential boat maintenance before we set out across a very large lake called Lough Ree. Lough
Anchoring a boat, not a how to drop the anchor video!
We head off for a spin on the river Shannon but soon end up anchoring the boat. The reason we have to anchor the boat is because we got a warning light showing an engine problem. This isn’t a how to anchor a boat video but it
The Camlin River loop.
The Camlin river forms a cruising loop taking in part of the river Shannon as well as the Camlin river and even a short leg of the Royal Canal. We head out from a mooring close to Richmond harbour and travel roughly north. We first
Richmond Harbour & the Camlin River
On this trip we take a spin up the western end of the Royal Canal and the Camlin river. This is an exceptional stretch of waterway through the deep cutting that cuts across a dogleg in the winding Camlin river.
Come along for a River Shannon Cruise.
A super day for a river Shannon cruise to pick up two special passengers. Join in with us as we cruise from the old stone harbour in Ballyleague Co Roscommon up river and under the Bord Na Mona Bridge….(well you will just have to wait and see what happens there!) It’s another fun day on the water, so why not join in! Continue reading “Episode #12 A River Shannon cruise on a summers day”
Lanesborough to Dromod.
When you get great weather in Ireland you wouldn’t really want to be anywhere else. We untied from our berth in Hanley’s marina near Lanesborough and headed north along the beautiful river Shannon towards Dromod. Now Marion hasn’t drove the boat in quite a while and to be honest with you she needs to get back into practice.
A lot of people get confused about how to use the locks on the river Shannon. That’s not surprising really because the hire boat companies don’t take you through a lock on your induction training. But you’ll be glad to know that there are very few locks on the river Shannon anyway. Like everything else in life there is a hard way and an easy way to to do it. But here are six tips on how to use the locks on the river Shannon the easy and hassle free way. Using a navigation lock on a canal or river is no different. But here are a few simple pointers to make your holiday a bit more enjoyable.
Ireland’s river shannon is the longest river in Ireland and in all of the British Isles. But how did the river shannon gets name? This magnificent river flows majestically from its source at the Shannon Pot in county Cavan through eleven counties, dozens of lakes both large inland seas and many smaller lakes until it reaches the sea at Limerick city.
On Ireland’s river Shannon we don’t always get weather like this, so when the sun does comes out we have a tendency to panic and try to make up for lost time. This explains why in Ireland on a sunny day you will see snowy white bodies glowing in the sun and soaking up as much cancerous radiation as their bodies will accept. Today was an exceptional day for a spin on the river so I made the trip up
We had booked Driftwood into the shed so we could start painting the boat. The painting is the easy bit, first I had to scrape off the old rubber non skid deck matting that had become torn and was starting to lift. I found that a