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31B's Green And Silver Voyage.

Posted by Mick Farrell 
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
04 August, 2011 00:20
Right.....

Out of Richmond this afternoon, up the Camlin and on up through Rooskey, to Dromad, to meet up with the HBA CIC. Some "sticky" corners up near the top of the Camlin, and a good bit of weed at the edges.....a bit like a canal really...!! Out into the deep water's of the Shannon....nice to see the rudder sitting down to the nuts again...!!!

M(W&W)F

Leaving Richmond Hbr....



Some tight bends...



The local Residents....



Deep water at last...!!


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
04 August, 2011 00:49
Katie, Holly, Ben Treacy, Robbie Saunders and Simon Jeffers are in me wheelhouse talking teenage stuff. @#$%&....it's worse than listening to me hull scraping through Louisa Bridge....LOL

Could use this on the Royal....!



Might not fit on the Royal...!



So badly needed on the Royal...!



Ehhh...I just like this one...!


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
04 August, 2011 19:15
Changeable sort of a day on Boderg en route to Drumsna. Sunshine and squally showers. Lots of boats waiting and Passing through Albert Lock. I count 24 boats tied up in Drumsna at the minute. Dromad Hbr was pretty full last night too. Is every one on holidays at the moment...???

Nice day.....but...



10 minutes later



En-Route to Drumsna



Who's that hiding in the ditch...?


Re: Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
04 August, 2011 19:49
Drumsna, where is that?? Oh yes Barge Country !!

Stephen
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
04 August, 2011 22:01
Seems to me you're missing the best canal of all! The Long Level is soo full you'll have to carry extra ballast to get under the bridges! winking smiley 31B would glide serenely along... the skipper's heart skipping a beat in delight... water, water everywhere!! And... not a weed in sight! winking smiley
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
05 August, 2011 00:43
Excellent evening with everyone on 71M. We all cooked dinner, brought it along, and swapped or shared as we saw fit. I had salmon on bread and onion soup for starters and striploin steak, pasta with chicken, a small dab of curry and rice, salad and spuds for the main event. Could'nt decide whether to try Joe T's apple tart with cream and custard, or Cliff's pavlova for desert but eventually settled on picking at the leftover fruit cocktail...!! Fair play to Brian and Sally for hosting...!!

M(W&W)F

HBA CIC Drumsna



Other end of the quay wall



"Nappy Swimming" (L to R) Simon, Ben, Holly, Katie





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/08/2011 09:53 by Mick Farrell.
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
05 August, 2011 01:18
Congratulations Mick. Enjoyed following 31B's story. smiling smiley Well done. Hard work, persistence and "can do" always pays off.

OceanFroggie Noel Griffin
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
05 August, 2011 07:59
Mick you are starting to sound like Humpery Bogart and the Africian Quuen. Congradulations first part of the epic over now all you have to do is get back before they close parts of the Grand for the winter when its at its navigational best
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
05 August, 2011 10:09
Ahhhh sure I have all summer left Tommy. It is somewhat ironic that the canal gets closed when it's at its best for navigation. Perhaps WI should consider closing it for maintainance during June, July and August...?

M(W&W)F
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
05 August, 2011 10:10
Welcome back Froggie. I hear tell you had a little non-boaty adventure yourself recently.

M(W&W)F
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
05 August, 2011 10:14
Quote:
Mick Farrell
Welcome back Froggie. I hear tell you had a little non-boaty adventure yourself recently.
M(W&W)F

Thanks Mick

OceanFroggie Noel Griffin
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
06 August, 2011 03:59
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Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
06 August, 2011 21:05
Some late arrivals to Drumsna for the HBA CIC....!!

The Rambler



The Peter Farrell (1B ) with Snark (42B ) in background



A quiet moment this afternoon...(ooops wrong pic)



Man in boiler suit (this ones for The Frog...!!)





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/08/2011 21:10 by Mick Farrell.
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
06 August, 2011 21:31
A quiet moment this afternoon
(Tommy Mc Loughlin told this lad that there was a tree in me wheelhouse and he wanted to know if he could build a nest in it..!!)



A not so quiet moment...!!



The Swans come calling...



PJ fancies one for dinner...!!


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
07 August, 2011 00:25
Lovely photos. Hope that's not white bread being fed to swans, though. We had a discussion a while back on the unsuitability of feeding them that stuff as it can cause digestion problems. Just a quiet reminder before anyone shares their bacon butty.
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
07 August, 2011 03:14
No worries Philip....although it was, in fact, white bread, I don't believe that PJ had any problems digesting the swan....LOL

M(W&W)F

Evening Falls


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
07 August, 2011 23:53
The 'Oul Git's, Les and PJ had obiviously had enough of the rest of us so they ran us out of Drumsna today by playing their latest hit "Me sparkplug is'nt firing and me outboard will'nt run".

M(W&W)F

PJ bates one out on the back of 31B



Les accompanies him on a very spluttery outboard


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
08 August, 2011 00:12
Hi Mick
Is that green and white rusty barrel a tea cup stand or is it full of diesel as hedge against diesel prices on the Shannon ?
John
Re: Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
08 August, 2011 00:05
Hi all,
Sorry could not make it for session this week with you guys. Family comes
first. Catch up with you all soon.

Kieran Walsh
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
08 August, 2011 00:18
Thanks Kieran, we missed you but understand fully. We'll get you next time.
Les 41m
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