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Old 26 August 2012, 14:53   #1
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I got a bad touch of whatever it is that GJ0KYZ has and decided to head upstream today for a change, spurning the fine open waters to the north of my usual launch point and running south instead. First up the murky waters of the Lennon to nail an icecream (it being a sunny day) and then onwards and upwards on the Swilly to the old ferry crossing at Fort Stewart where I pulled in for lunch. The Fort Stewart locale is apparently home to some of the most unfriendly people in Ireland - so feck yiz ye grumpy auld farts. I'll be back, see if I won't...

There was an unusually large amount of rank pilotage involved in the day, a bit of poling too. It's kinda soothing though - herons, ducks, cows, people's backyards. After that it was off North into deeper water to RV with donegaldan (in a tie!) who was welcoming 150 bikers to a charity tea at his station.

Overall, 28Nm on around 6 or 7 litres of gas - just doesn't seem possible?!

What's missing in all these photos folks? Yup, boats! Can you imagine that quayside in the south of England? Chockers!


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Old 23 September 2012, 04:13   #2
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I'll be back, see if I won't...
...and I was. Any of the locals recognise this one?
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Looks like Port Road bridge perhaps.
Nice photos.
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Looks like Port Road bridge perhaps.
Well spotted!

Taken yesterday on a Mini-adventure from Rathmullan
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and......... there will not be a sober man across it tonight!
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Too true not many sober for a few days lol
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As yesterday weather not upto much followed some of your route....
Launched buncrana, interesting in a westerly chop!!
Some great rough weather off Dunree to try the boat out, well impressed.

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Then port salon for lunch, then rathmullan and onto ramelton for a pint!


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Great afternoons boating.


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A great way to spend the afternoon, even in poor weather.
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Old 07 October 2012, 04:31   #9
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Launched buncrana, interesting in a westerly chop!!
LOL - not much fun - hadda launch donegaldan's Deep Six there yesterday in similar and the wagon needed a good hose down afterwards. Looks like you made the best of a bad day. We were headed to Tory with Wildwords and his crew on Seashell - 70Nm all in and sporty enough in places. Still, a crackin' day to round off the season.
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