Brendan "Trade Winds" O'Dowd demonstrating his newly acquired battery-powered folding bicycle to Paul "Arthur" Scannell at Castle Harbour on Friday, June 13th 2008, prior to the commencemnt of a Cruise in Company to Meelick Quay (Sat), Clonmacnoise (Sun), Athlone (Mon) and return to home ports (Tues/Wed). A total of 9 boats participated, including: "Rapport", "Scappare", "Arthur", "TnT", "Trade Winds", "Cruidin" (formerly "Norfolk Lady"), "Miss Eva", "Explorer", "This Way Up". And whilst "Blue Moon" did not travel her crew, Chris & Eileen Smith particpated in activities on Friday and Saturday and extended warm hospitality to those boats that made the return journey to Killaloe on Wed morning!
It was a wonderful cruise-in-company wherein the pleasant and jovial atmosphere that permeated the entire weekend epitomised the very best in this type of cruising.
Definitely to be repeated!
Paul J Scannell,