This is or blog or Video Blog. It’s the new format we have moved to instead of the written word we’re now bringing you video. After all a picture says a thousand words. Hope you enjoy them and keep watching for new ones.
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 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
On this trip we take a spin up the western end of the Royal Canal and the Camlin river. This is an exceptional stretch of waterway through the deep cutting that cuts across a dogleg in the winding Camlin river.
A super day for a river Shannon cruise to pick up two special passengers. Join in with us as we cruise from the old stone harbour in Ballyleague Co Roscommon up river and under the Bord Na Mona Bridge….(well you will just have to wait and see what happens there!) It’s another fun day on the water, so why not join in! Continue reading “Episode #12 A River Shannon cruise on a summers day”
In this episode I share some of the Shannon’s secrets with you and primarily some hideaways in the Inner Lakes. The river Shannon is full of secret little hideaways that you only come across if you really take your time and with the help of some local knowledge too.
In this episode we head to Barley Harbour on Lough Ree. Barley Harbour is off the main navigation and out of bounds to all hire boats because there are a number of obstructions below the water on the approach.
Come with us as we cruise from Lanesborough heading south on the river Shannon across lough Ree to the village of Lecarrow. With amazing views of Lough Ree in beautiful sunshine as well as the beautiful Lecarrow canal.
In this episode we cruise through Rooskey and Tarmonbarry.
We are on our way to the town of Lanesborough on the northern tip of Lough Res. But first we need to negotiate the lifting span at Rooskey. We have a brief look around the moorings there and also at the Waterways Ireland depot. Then we head into the lock to defend all of about two feet before we can continue on.
A cruise from Battlebridge to the town of Carrick on Shannon.
In this episode we cruise from Battlebridge on the north of the river Shannon and travel south to the town of Carrick on Shannon. In Carrick on Shannon we take a walk about the town in lovely sunshine and visit some of the sights including the tiny little church of Costello memorial chapel. At just sixteen feet by twelve feet this is the second smallest church in the world. If you want to see a smaller one you will have to travel to the holy land where I’m told you can find one.