The river Shannon has many faces, and occasionally she has a tendency to show her angry face. The trick is to get to know her and to know when she is feeling moody, and when it’s wise to keep out of her way.
We exit Dromod and out onto lough Boffin in a good strong southerly wind. I’m aware that the wind isn’t strong enough to cause an issue on it’s own, but if you were unlucky enough to have some engine trouble or to foul your propeller the odds would quickly start to stack up against you.
Storms on the river are always quite challenging. And not just if you’re caught out on a lake. Even on a river stretch a strong wind can run you aground very easily. I always try to steer up wind in the hope that if I do go aground the wind will blow me off. But depending on the circumstances that’s not always possible.
Getting into and out of a mooring or even a lock also becomes a lot more difficult too. My advise? Go to the pub instead!
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