The 2018 boating season is up and running and this is Driftwood’s first boat trip of the year. Now it’s not a very long boat trip but you see it opens the doors for us. Because up until now we were moored in a spot that made getting the boat out quite difficult. Now though we will be able to take the boat out when ever we want and go exploring the rivers and lakes once again. The current has dropped from the winter flow to the very sedately summer flow. The River Shannon drops a mere six meters over more than a three hundred Klm stretch so as you can imagine there is usually very little flow on it.
We gave it a bit of a wash down too which wasn’t east in this cold weather. We
have the Driftwood name plates getting refurbished and very soon she will be looking in tip top condition again. Now given all that we thought we’d earned a night out in Athlone so we went for a mead and then visited a few well known pubs around Athlone town. Hope you enjoy the video and if you do please give it a thumbs up. Ta
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An Eliphone P9000
Drone: DJI Saprk
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