Thursday Doors

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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.

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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.

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The heather is in blooming good shape, though.

Those photos were taken before the snow fell.

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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.

 

 

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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29 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. JT Twissel says:

    That is a very pretty scene – with the red house. I have lived through a couple of winters in Chicago and it’s dangerous when it gets that cold. Stay warm!

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  2. Junieper/Jesh stG says:

    Snow often makes scenes look pretty! Am smiling at some of the expressions I didn’t know – “worse for wear” and “in blooming good shape:)” What are the temps now, where you live?

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    It’s always good to see new and interesting doors. I like walking around marinas.

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice ones Jean. I kinda like the idea of a river cruise down the Shannon. I bet it would be a great way to see a good bit of Ireland.

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  6. sjhigbee says:

    Urg! That footage is terrifying – especially that slippery corner. I’m sitting here feeling a bit sorry for myself – it’s blizzarding outside and over an inch has fallen so far. I HATE snow! I hope you are managing to keep warm.

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  7. Almost 100 years and we haven’t learned anything about how to safely drive in bad weather, I see. 🙂 Chicago and environs are certainly in the Polar Vortex. It’s been frigid and we’re thrilled that it’s up to -3 with wind chill of only -13!! Tomorrow we’re looking at mid-twenties. Woo, hoo, it’s a heat wave. 🙂

    janet

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  8. sydspix says:

    Enjoyed the photos. I grew up not that far from Chicago so the You Tube was really entertaining.

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  9. joey says:

    Love the snowy view you captured. It’s even prettier in the snow, say I.
    The end of that video with the cars, it reminds me of my drive into work yesterday. Oof, not a good time! It’s calmed down now and we’re all a much more relaxed people. (180 miles/290 kilometers from Chicago.)

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  10. pattimoed says:

    I love that vintage footage of Chicago, a city that always gets battered by winter. It’s very rare to have snow in Ireland, isn’t it?

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  11. slfinnell says:

    I’ll never forget the time I did a 360 degree spin in the center of Flat Creek bridge and spun on into the ditch on the other side. Winter taught me a life lesson that first year I started driving lol

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  12. seaangel4444 says:

    Hi Jean! What a terrific blog you have! Thank you for posting these great pics and the video! As a Canadian living in Chicago, I have experienced many, many winters that look like the one in the video. However, they’ve all been in Canada! LOL I haven’t seen one like that here yet. Fascinating to see the cars ‘recover’ fairly quickly in the snow/ice. Thank you, Jean! Cher xo

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