Thursday, 8 September 2016


Not the number that have read this blog...the distance we have travelled since QISMA went in the water here in March.  A bit  more now as we reach that milestone as we crossed over to Terryglass on Sunday.

Terryglass is a regular winner of tidiest village in Ireland. It's small but...perfectly formed. We'd been told by a few boaters that it was a bit of a boat park and it did look that way. The majority of the boats that left Portumna on Saturday were there.....once again without owners on board. A bit of a weekend shuffle. 

Still, there was the ideal QISMA size mooring I a very easy place to manoeuvre into so all was well. 

Since then we have moved back onto the Shannon and even further...onto the River Suck. 

With overnights at Meelick Quay ...a very Great Ouse like mooring... And with Carickcraft at Banagher  ..  we can't get LJ off in the public harbour because the jetty is high with the roof of the boat level with the ground.  To high to jump and too heavy to lift ....LJ not me! 

The forecast for the weekend...wet and windy!! So up early today and away by 0830 for the run up to Ballinasloe where LJ has a hair appointment and I might do the same. Ballinasloe has mainstream shops ...a Dunnes included. Some shopping might be in my future.