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March / April 2008 Trip

 


The evening of our arrival at Riversdale, a hard frost, not the time for a poorly Mikuni boiler! Shannon-Erne Waterway.


The evening of our arrival at Riversdale. Shannon-Erne Waterway.


Hartley Bridge, plenty of water in the River Shannon.


River Shannon, just below Leitrim.


Just exiting Jamestown Cut, back onto the River Shannon. The Masonite factory.


A creepily still Lough Boderg. River Shannon Navigation.


The big red marker at the exit from Lough Boderg. River Shannon Navigation.


Lanesborough Power Station.


Looking back at Lanesborough Bridge, about to enter Lough Ree.


Approaches to Athlone, in the dusk. River Shannon Navigation.


Approaches to Athlone, in the dusk. River Shannon Navigation.


Arrival at Athlone in the dusk. River Shannon Navigation.


Arrival at Athlone in the dusk. River Shannon Navigation.


Arrival at Athlone in the dusk. River Shannon Navigation.


The famous Seans bar in Athlone.


Athlone Docks and Lock. River Shannon Navigation.


Morning departure form Athlone...there is quite a lot of water about! River Shannon Navigation.


Morning departure form Athlone...there is quite a lot of water about! River Shannon Navigation.


River Shannon Navigation.


Shannonbridge, the level is up to the degree there was hardly any flow through the bridge.  River Shannon Navigation.


The rain starts as we pass West Offaly and the laid up Shannonbridge power stations.


Looking back at West Offaly and Shannonbridge power stations. River Shannon Navigation.


The Bord na Mona swing bridge is set against us. Grand Canal.


The amazing narrow gauge railway track leading away from the Bord na Mona swing bridge. Grand Canal.


Neil does the buttons on the Bord Na Mona swing bridge. Grand Canal.


Sunset over the Grand Canal.


The abandoned Bord Na Mona lifting bridge. Grand Canal.


Entrance to the New Barrow Line at Lowtown. Note the sign has been altered to Carrow Lines Slowtown Toasty Muffins. Yes that is a chandelier hanging from the bridge deck! Grand Canal


The Old Barrow Line. Grand Canal.


We have just entered the Milltown Feeder, looking back at the Huband / Greene Bridge. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


Looking back at Pim Bridge. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


 The Hill Of Allen directly ahead. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


The wide after the canal skirts the Hill Of Allen. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


Looking back at Milltown Bridge. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


 The old mill, at Milltown. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


The Point of Gibraltar, where the Pollardstown Fen springs feed the canal. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


We take the previously un-explored left hand (east) arm. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


 We reverse up, pass the fallen tree. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


 The Eastern arm round Pollardstown Fen. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


Looking back down the eastern arm round Pollardstown Fen, yes we have just reversed through that lot and have ground to a halt. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


Looking up to the end of the eastern arm.  Pollardstown Fen. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


Coming back down from beside Pollardstown Fen. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


 Looking across Pollardstown Fen. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


Coming back down pass the fallen tree. Pollardstown Fen. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


Coming back to The Point Of Gibraltar. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


The Hanged Mans pub. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


Looking back at the Hanged Mans pub. Waterways Ireland have removed the VERY low branches on this tree that made it difficult to get past. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


Coming up to the wides, Hill Of Allen in the distance. Grand Canal, Milltown Feeder.


Moored up above New Lock No 19. Lowtown. Grand Canal.


Sallins. Dublin Line, Grand Canal.


 Approaching Lock No 12, we are overtaken by a jet boat! Dublin Line, Grand Canal.


Descent into Dublin. Lock No 11.  Dublin Line, Grand Canal.


Lock No 11.  Dublin Line, Grand Canal.


Lock No 7.  Dublin Line, Grand Canal.


Don't mess with TNC!  Dublin Line, Grand Canal.


Lock No 5.  Dublin Line, Grand Canal.


Lock No 4.  Dublin Line, Grand Canal.


Dublin Line, Grand Canal.


Dublin Line, Grand Canal.


We have to wait for the Riasc trip boat to be un-moored from the centre of the canal! Dublin. Circular Line, Grand Canal.


Ringsend Basin. Grand Canal.


Ringsend Basin. Grand Canal.


The completed new fixed bridge across the entrance to The Grand Canal Dock. Ringsend Basin. Grand Canal.


Ringsend Basin. Grand Canal.


The new fixed bridge across the entrance to The Grand Canal Dock.


Looking back from the Grand Canal Dock. Ringsend Basin.


The Asgard II sail training ship. Sadly this fine ship has recently foundered in the Bay Of Biscay. River Liffey, Dublin.


The Asgard II sail training ship. River Liffey, Dublin.


The Asgard II sail training ship. River Liffey, Dublin.


The Grand Canal Dock entrance locks from the River Liffey. Dublin.


The Grand Canal Dock entrance locks from the River Liffey. Dublin.


The Grand Canal Dock large entrance lock is soon to be refurbished. Dublin.


Exiting Ringsend Basin. Grand Canal, Circular Line. Dublin.


The Circular Line. Grand Canal. Dublin.


The Circular Line. Grand Canal. Dublin.


The Circular Line. Grand Canal. Dublin.


Looking up at Devonshire Bridge and Lock No 15. Grand Canal. Dublin Line


Tarmonbarry Lock, Shannon Navigation.


Tarmonbarry Lock, Shannon Navigation.


Clondara Lock, on the Clondara Canal up to Richmond Harbour and the start of the Royal Canal and the back way round Tarmonbarry via the River Camlin. Shannon Navigation.


Clondara Canal. Shannon Navigation.


Clondara Lock. There has been a lot of tree thinning in Clondara Canal. Shannon Navigation.


There has been a lot of tree thinning in Clondara Canal. Shannon Navigation.


Camlin River. Shannon Navigation.


Exiting Camlin River, onto the River Shannon. Shannon Navigation.


Roosky. Shannon Navigation.


Quite a long way up the Mountain River, Carnadoe backwaters. River Shannon Navigation.


Quite a long way up the Mountain River, Carnadoe backwaters. River Shannon Navigation.


Evening at Killglass. This ended up INCREDIBLY windy.


Killglass Lough. Sun on the dry reeds.


Cranog! Killglass Lough.


The incredible squall we had while passing the entrance to the River Boyle. Shannon Navigation.


Battlebridge Lock, the entrance to the Lough Allen Canal.


Battlebridge Lock, the entrance to the Lough Allen Canal.


Evidence of much tree felling and thinning. Lough Allen Canal.


The lift bridge downstream of Drumleague Lock. Lough Allen Canal.


Drumleague Lock. Lough Allen Canal.


Drumleague Lock. Lough Allen Canal.


Drumleague Lock. Lough Allen Canal.


Drumleague Lock. Lough Allen Canal.


Lough Allen Canal.


Acres Lake. Lough Allen Canal.


Drumshanbo Lock. Lough Allen Canal.


Drumshanbo Lock. Lough Allen Canal.


Our "normal" mooring spot at Spencer Harbour. Lough Allen.


Aurigna Mine on the hills beside Lough Allen.


The new Enniskillen Headquarters for Waterways Ireland. River Erne.

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