Thursday Doors

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Still on the Erne river for this week’s Thursday Doors, where we spent our August bank holiday weekend. The weather was mixed but warm and on our last evening we took the boat up river and saw this lovely cottage. What a fabulous setting, with its own private jetty. You can just about make out a white door, which I think is quite unusual on a cottage in Ireland.

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The above photo was taken on the way into Belturbet, in county Cavan. This section of the river brings you into the center of the town, where there is free mooring if you wish to stay in the area for a couple of days. As you can see, I managed to photograph a red door, purely by accident, as I was focusing on the boats.

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This was our dog, Tino’s first trip on the boat. He wasn’t too impressed until another species of animal caught his eye.

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As it was early evening, the light changed every few minutes and it was impossible to resist taking lots of photographs, which made it difficult to decide on the ones to post.

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As this is a Thursday Doors post, I included a door, of sorts, in the slide show. It might close with a zip but it’s how we get on and off our boat.

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We arrived back before the sun went down, thankfuly, as the lights aren’t working properly yet on the boat. Thanks for joining me on our trip up river. Next week I’ll be introducing you to Kinsale, county Cork, an amazingly colourful old town with quirky features and a huge marina. Don’t forget to surf on over to Norm’s blog and click the blue frog at the bottom of his post, to find some very interesting Thursday Doors.

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About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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42 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Beautiful photographs and prose so that I felt I was right there with you, Jean!

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  2. jesh stg says:

    There are many sides to you Jean, and this one I didn’t expect, that you are a water loving person. My son would have field day with your doggie – it looks very similar to the one he had in China. About white doors, that is so different – here white doors are so common.we always had a white front door up till now (wood color).

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    • We brought Tino back from Spain with us, he had been abandoned and was a very sick puppy. The vet says he’s mostly Cairn Terrier cross. I love being ON the water but not IN it, lol – comes from having a long line of fishermen in my ancestry, I suppose.

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    Lovely photos Jean. It looks like such a wonderful little journey.

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  4. Prior-2001 says:

    Your slide show was perfect and it looks like you did catch different light – πŸ˜‰ happy Thursday – xxoo

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  5. yhealthy2000 says:

    I’d love to post some door photos I took on our recent trip. And all the time I thought of your Thursday DoorsπŸ˜€. Not sure how I post for it…
    Liked your photos and writing on this one…your dog is adorable! Yaz.

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  6. jan says:

    Sounds like a lovely trip! Love the pup in the life jacket!

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  7. joey says:

    What beautiful skies! I love the second photo best of all πŸ™‚

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  8. cwaugh212 says:

    Very entertaining post. This is just what a travel blog should be like. Thank you.

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  9. jlfatgcs says:

    Lovely. Just lovely! -Jennie-

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  10. socialbridge says:

    Stunning photos, Jean.

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  11. It looked like it was a lovely float/sail on the river. Your dog is cute. I hope he comes to really love your river cruises. Looking forward to seeing your view of Kinsale.

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  12. joannesisco says:

    Nothing says summer quite the same as being around water. I love the second photo with the threatening clouds and the clear stillness of the water. A lovely pic!

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  13. Wonderful photos. I hope your dog comes to love the water. Ours is not a fan. And even our Golden Retriever didn’t love it (which came as quite a surprise)

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  14. Norm 2.0 says:

    Lovely photos Jean. It sounds like a good time was had by all. I’m sure your little guy will find his sea legs soon enough, especially if he has enough on-shore distractions πŸ˜‰

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  15. Beautiful pictures! I especially like the first two. And Tino is adorable πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  16. inesephoto says:

    That white door is unusual indeed. I don’t think I have ever seen one.
    Beautiful river, everything looks so peaceful. I guess your doggy loved the ride after all πŸ™‚
    Look forward to visiting Kinsale.

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  17. pattimoed says:

    I enjoyed this trip, Jean. Beautiful, peaceful shots. I especially like the one of your dog surveying the land ahead! Have a great week!

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  18. pattimoed says:

    Thanks, Jean. What a nice way to travel in the summer! Great idea. We live near the water, but don’t have a boat. Instead, we take the lazy way…by going to the beach. πŸ™‚

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