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.
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
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