I took a stroll down by the Belturbet Marina for this Thursday Doors post, to photograph it from a different angle than before. That large building on the right is part of a boat yard attached to the private marina across the river. We’ve noticed a good increase in the amount of vessels permanently moored there over the last twelve months, which is a good thing for the town, too. The company that owns the private berths also hires out river cruisers and you can take a holiday sailing on some of the many inland waterways, including Ireland’s longest river – the Shannon. There is also free, short-term public mooring in the town.
This diesel pump is the worse for wear, I think. Good job there are still boats that are not dependent on fossil fuel, just elbow grease.
The heather is in blooming good shape, though.
Those photos were taken before the snow fell.
Looks pretty even though it’s cold. I hope you’re keeping warm enough if you’re in that ‘polar vortex’ in the US and Canada. Here’s a video from The Moving Image Research Collections, showing Chicago as it looked during a snowstorm in the 1920’s.
Thanks so much for joining me on my stroll down by the marina. There are lots of fascinating Thursday Doors on Norm’s blog, with a link to even more at the end of his post.