A few metres along the road from the Priory we come to a new project a pair of small harbours nestled together on the western bank of the River Shannon and an easy walk from the town of Portumna.
A pair of harbours.
I calculate that about twenty motor cruisers or narrow boats
could be finally moored here.
The small boat harbour and dinghy park is nicely
situated away from the larger craft.
A Mallard taking a duck!
Note the curved transom and slight tumblehome at the stern.
Looks like these lads are off out for the day ?
The swan must have found herself a tasty
In almost every harbour I always find one craft that takes my eye and the AH Kathleen has done
that. For she reminds me of similar craft that I was used to seeing in the harbours of Devon, places like Brixham, Torquay and Teignmouth. She looks to be a very seaworthy and practical boat to manage with her neat side decks and safety rails.
The boaters amongst you will notice that she has a slight tumble-home at the aft end and a curved transom can be seen on the photo three up.