Picking Up A Mooring Buoy

Picking Up A Mooring Buoy singlehanded or with a crew needn’t be difficult. When I first tried picking up a mooring buoy I got it completely wrong. But now I know the right way when picking up a mooring ball or buoy. It’s not at all difficult, and this video makes it so easy.

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Boating Europe

The best boating Europe has to offer is here in Ireland. The River Shannon is probably the best boating in Europe. With dozens of beautiful lakes, free moorings, only 6 locks in 365Klm of river. It’s clearly the best Boating Europe has to offer. Oh did I mention the fishing, the great food and the Guinness too?

Cruising the French Canals

We don’t often put up videos about cruising the French canals, however, this is an exception in exceptional times. We are in lockdown in our house and can’t even visit the boat. But that’s a very small sacrifice compared to the sacrifice many of our health care workers are making. So hope this will be a small distraction for you, and please enjoy it.

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Inland Waterways Boating to Killeens Bar – Pub

The Irish Inland waterways are probably the best cruising ground in the world, and certainly the best inland waterways in Europe. Even in this awful wet weather. But we try to show the river experience as it is, and sometimes our inland waterways can get quite a bit of rain. But without rain, we would not have these magnificent rivers and lakes. We end up in Killeen’s Bar or Pub if you prefer, Sadly Killeen’s will be closing for good very soon. What a pity that is. Hope you enjoy the video.

What we thought of Lough Derg

We spent most of the 2019 season boating on Lough Dreg, so here’s what we thought of Lough Derg, what we learned from our time there and a few tips we’d like to pass on to you.

Lough Derg is a large lake so it’s worth doing a bit of research before you head out on it in a boat. I hope this short video will be of some help to you and also to help make your holiday a little more enjoyable.

Here is what we thought of the Shannon’s largest lake!

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

 

River Shannon Cruise on Lough Ree

The sun shows its face for our river Shannon cruise across Lough Ree and the bit of sunshine always makes a difference. Mar gets upset when we have to go broadside to a few waves but all in all it’s a great trip. Hope you enjoy it too.