When things go wrong on Lough Erne

Join us on a cruise across Lough Erne the broad lough all the way to Belleek. See what happens when things go wrong and how helpful we found people to be and of course how we got out of trouble on the lake. We negotiate changeable weather on Lough Erne and enjoy a cruise on an overcast day across lower Lough Erne (also called The Broad Lough) and safely into a superb mooring in the Town of Belleek. It’s here that we confirm our suspicions, that the alternator isn’t charging our domestic batteries. Now our fridge runs off these same batteries and without them getting a charge we run the onerous risk of drinking warm beer. A fate I would not like to face.

It was here that we came face to face with Northern Ireland’s well known hospitality. We had mentioned it in conversation with the barman in the Black Cat Cove pub in Belleek and almost immediately word spread around the bat that a tourist was in difficulty. Phone calls were made and favors called in and the next morning a very good boat mechanic by the name of Justin arrived up to Driftwood and set about diagnosing the problem. Within a few short hours were wee up and running again. Justin is one of life’s gentlemen and we owe him and the staff and customers of the Black Cat Cove a big thank you

We headed out with our repaired alternator and a tail wind onto Lough Erne once again. The waves built as we made our way to Inishmacsaint island where a sheltered mooring in the lee of the wind would assure us of a tranquil night.

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Check out our new shop at www.driftwood.tv/shop where you get your hands on our book ‘Driftwood from the Shannon to the Marne’ the humorous account of our first ever venture into the sea, and on to the French inland waterways.

This video was filmed on a Samsung S6 phone
An Eliphone P9000
Drone: DJI Saprk
And GoPro Session 4
Edited using iMovies

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Feelin Good by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…)
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I Found an Answer by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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‘As we go’ by the 1263rs

‘The Place Inside’ by Silent Partner

‘Walk with me’ by Silent Partner

NB The above music is included in various videos on this channel.