Time passes slowly on the Shannon

A cruise along the river Shannon and a visit to Athlone open the floodgates on cherished memories

30th August, 2015
You can keep your Danube and Nile – motoring along the Shannon blows both out of the water

I strained neck muscles I never thought I had cruising through the Three Gorges along the Yangtze, every twist and turn bringing another lofty and magnificent view into sight. I have been hypnotised by the languid Danube, and have imagined the romantic whispers of Caesar and Cleopatra travelling on the wings of ancient winds while sailing along the Nile.

But all of these experiences of the world’s greatest rivers pale in comparison to my love...

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