The Secret Lake – Part One

This secret lake just off Lough Derg is probably not visited by many boats. That’s because it’s not on the majority of charts of the River Shannon. Also, it’s well off the navigation channel. On this voyage, we bring you with us as we explore deep into this lesser-known part of Lough Derg.

What’s wrong with the rain?

Rain on the cabin window

As I sit here on my boat writing this, outside the rain is chucking it down in buckets full. All around me people are complaining about the rain. “Not a day for boating” I hear someone say. Yet without rain, we would not have this river and all its magnificent lakes. Every plant, every animal, in fact, every single living thing on this planet depends on this life-giving water. Even our own bodies are made up of 60% water. It’s in us as well as all around us, it’s part of us.

I’m fascinated by its captivating spell on us. Boaters, fishermen, and canal bank walkers are all drawn to it. And its magical powers hypnotises us and gently relaxes us. Water is not just food, it’s not just a giver of life, water is medicine for our souls too.

So let it rain. Let the skies pour down this most essential ingredient for life and happiness. It won’t stop me boating. Actually, when you think about it, only lack of it could stop me boating. 

Fair winds
Harry

Boating in Ireland – Cruise into Scarriff Harbour

Well if you want to go boating in Ireland you should check out this cruise into Scarriff Harbour. Scarriff is a mid-sized town in Co Clare. It has a super harbour a short distance up the Scarriff river that links the town to Lough Derg.

Hope you’ll join us for this cruise in great weather across Lough Derg and into the Scarriff River. Ta