All along the Grand Canal banks the gorse is in flower, adding some much needed colour, as we cruise alongside the peat bog.
The church at Pollagh is a welcoming sight, with friends already on the mooring.
We raft up to Talitha II, with Carribean Rose in front of us.
Time for a photocall with Della and Steve by the turfcutter. This sculpture by the mooring at Pollagh is made out of 3-4000 year old bog oak.
It has been a hard day!
If your interest is old castles, then Shra Castle, shortly before Tullamore, is perfect for you! It was built by an Elizabethan officer, John Brisco, in 1588.
In Tullamore there is a lot of construction work going on, as three new bridges are being built. It will be interesting to see them on our return trip.
Cherry blossom time in Tullamore.
As soon as we were through, it was closed to allow a work train to cross. This was on Sunday, so was unexpected, to say the least.
Along this part of the Grand canal the peat workings stretch away to the horizon.
The canal here is rather like a motorway, going on across the peat bog.