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31B's Green And Silver Voyage.

Posted by Mick Farrell 
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Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
08 November, 2011 15:08
An escort to Lock 15



Lunchtime at The Devonshire (L 14 in background)



Ongoing Maintainance



This ones for Donal Boland


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
08 November, 2011 15:17
Old Quay at Ardclough



Just missed his head



Bottom chamber of Lock 13.....



.....with sunshine spilling over the top of the gates


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
08 November, 2011 15:24
Lyons House....the home of the teabag...??



Aylmer's Bridge, half in the shade



Sun in the trees and it starts getting cold



Tied up in The Hatch but the daylights rapidly fading


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
08 November, 2011 21:18
Good stuff Mick, 13th lock was home base for 4E up until 1987 and many fond memories of the area. That phone is playing a blinder,

Joe.
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
11 November, 2011 23:10
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
11 November, 2011 23:13
Quote:
Mick Farrell
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Not sure what I did here....!!!

M(W&W)F
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
17 November, 2011 23:30
Left Hazelhatch on Tuesday about 15.30 and reached the 12th lock just before 17.00, to overnight. Started moving shortly before 08.00 on Wednesday morning and put meself through Lock 12. Quite a deep chamber so I brought the ladder ashore to avoid the jump back down onto the roof. Some "muck scraping" has taken place below the 12th, (well done WI..more please...??) so it was a little easier getting through the silt at the inflow and I found no quilts, as happened last May. On down to the 11th where lock keepers, John O Brien, met me about 09.30 with Ray Moore joining us at the 10th a short whille later. Slight delay geting out here as the motorbike in the bottom of the chamber was stopping the gate from opening right back, but I hooked it with me grappel and moved it out allowing the gate to open fully. As me good deed for the day I tied it to the front of 31 and dragged it right out of the lock where John pulled it over to the bank to await removal. Nothing else of note in as far as the 8th where I spent the night tied to a bush and a 4 stone weight...!!

M(W&W)F

Moving off from The Hatch



67M is up for sale



Nadia could use some TLC



Sundown


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
17 November, 2011 23:41
Down in the 12th with ladder ashore



"Muck Raking" below 12



Thumbs up from John O' Brien



10 D reg bike, think the engine might be flodded though..!!


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
17 November, 2011 23:50
Ray Moore at the 9th



Top chamber at the 9th



Jetty above 8th...had to go to the shops.....



...Back from the shop and tied to a bush for the night


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
18 November, 2011 00:32
Put meself into lock 8 this morning just before Ailby and Wesley arrived shortly before 09.00. Ailby did tell me to make sure and tell yis how lucky I was to have him and Wesley doing locks for me today...(That OK Ailby...??). Levels were well up which resulted in a couple of delays, 15 mins at lock 5 (4" too high for the pipe) and 45 mins at Blackhorse Bridge (More than a foot). Blackhorse Bridge was shotcreted by some cretin about 10 years ago which reduced the height by about 10 inches and the width of the arch by about 20 inches. No other problems with the canal down to Lock 1, where I noticed a lot of smoke being blown out of the engine room by the fan. Grabbed a fire extinguisher and went to investigate but there was no way I could go in without a BA kit. Knocked off the engine and being very concerned, I naturally put the kettle on to make a cuppa. Tea break was very nearly due and no way was I being cheated out of me tea by a bit of smoke. After the smoke had cleared a bit it turned out the the bolt on the flexi pipe had loosened and it had fallen off the silencer box so I shoved it back on. By now it WAS tea break time so I had another cuppa...!! Managed to sneak past Terry Quigley's office, disguised as 3B, and met Stephen Brierly at Portobello and he put me down through the next 3. Loads of water on the Circular Line, probably because levels had to be dropped to get me under pipes and bridges, and I was tied up behind the Riasc on the jetty at Mespil Rd just after 16.00. So far I only gathered 1 shopping trolley and a shopping bag full of plastic since the 12th lock, much less than I collected in May...!!

M(W&W)F

PS.....Back to the basin tomorrow, 5 months to the day since I left...!!

Sunrise at Parkwest



A bit of heritage....wear marks from ropes in the stonework at Lock 8



Ailby (L) and Wesley at Lock 7



4" too high for the pipe at Lock 5


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
18 November, 2011 00:42
Aproaching Lock 4



Top Chamber Lock 3



Blackhorse Bridge, righthand side....



....Blackhorse Bridge, lefthand side





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 18/11/2011 00:43 by Mick Farrell.
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
18 November, 2011 00:52
Close up of the shot"cretin"



Leaving Lock 2



Suir Rd. Bridge, below Lock 1



Levels well up on Circular Line so some bridges are tightish


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
18 November, 2011 00:59
Another tight one



Manage to sneak past Terry Q's office



Stephen Brierly is waiting at Lock C7



Lock C6 at The Barge Pub


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
18 November, 2011 01:05
MV Cadhla moves aside.....or else...!!



Heading for C5, railing on DCC's new cyclelane/boardwalk urgently needs a Rubbing Strake



Aproaching The Riasc



Tied up at Mespil Rd.


Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
18 November, 2011 04:03


Congrats on completing your epic G&S trek. Well done Mick. Your photo blog should prove to be a valuable resource for future vessels taking on the triangle for the first time. It's comprehensive, entertaining and informative.

Ps. 10D reg bike suggests 'foul play' which Garda may be v interested in.

OceanFroggie Noel Griffin
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
18 November, 2011 08:23
Well done Mick, the whole epic is a credit to you and 31B. Familiar territory in your last leg and all the WI boys getting stuck in again. Give that boat a wee rest !

Joe.
RE: Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
18 November, 2011 08:55
Well done Mick

& humblest apologies for not recognising you - maybe it was the speed at
which you passedsmiling smiley

Terry
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
18 November, 2011 09:05
Now that you've Green and Silvered, hearty congrats on a brilliant photoblog Mick,

Like a lot of people, have been "lurkering" your odyssey all the way.

Will make another Dublin Branch meeting one of the days.

Jim Murray
BBC BSF
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
18 November, 2011 10:37
Ahhh now lads, yis'll have me blushing....LOL One of the things that did occur to a few of us over the summer, is the fact that we now have a large "photo library", especially of The Royal. Between meself, Joe T, Michael Slevin, Ciaran Clinton etc we probably have several thousand pics. Anyone thinking of doing the Green & Silver, who may have questions about some of the "myths" only need ask, and not only will we tell yis about these things, we can probably now show yis as well...!! On another note, I've been submitting snag lists to WI, of the issues I've met with on me way around. It runs to about 40 pages and includes suggestions for improvements as well as just listing the "problems". Now they dont have a magic wand, but some of the issues I've listed, HAVE already been attended to, so fair play to WI...(but I will be checking up on yis next year).

Sure it's been a right oul summer....!!

M(W&W)F

PS...The Guards were advised of the motorbike by WI...!!
Re: 31B's Green And Silver Voyage.
18 November, 2011 10:56
Ooops...nearly forgot....most of the people I've spoken to "on the bank" on the way in from the 12th lock made some mention of either Dick Warner or Rambler. Different boat, different canal, but the Waterways programme does seem to have generated a lot of interest amongst the non boaty people too....!!

M(W&W)F

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