Our RIB Allycat became an ice breaker ( a role normally reserved for her owner at
parties !) last weekend at Hodson Bay on Lough Ree.
Got some nice pics with the digicam .
We had to break through about 10 metres of one inch thick ice to launch at
/ break out of Hodson Bay . For those who, like me , haven't had the
pleasure of ice breaking in a fibreglass hull before this , it makes a
really weird noise as you plough through - sort of like someone breaking
bottles off the bottom of your hull . It was an absolutely beautiful , sunny
, flat calm / glassy day on Lough Ree with another 5 or 6 boats also out
enjoying a bit of January boating . Water temperature wasa nice and warm +2 degrees C midlake .