During the last few days something incredible has happened. The weather in Ireland improves! Over a week without rain, nearly no clouds and “high” temperatures. This chance has to be used. Luckily the Inniscarra Reservoir is basically around the corner, 20 minutes by car and there’s a kayak rental.
Two (or three?) years back I’ve done a kayak course and learnt how to maneuver a sea kayak. Today I got a sit-on-top kayak but to get back in shape it was quite ok. The whole set of equipment can be rented from Lee Valley Harbour and if you don’t have a clue how to move a kayak they also offer courses. Off I go, perfectly fitted out.
The reservoir covers an area of about 530 hectares so there’s enough different routes and it shouldn’t be boring. I’ve decided to head to the Carrigadrohid Castle since it’s about half an hour each way which was a good distance to start with. Here are few impressions from the water.
I hope the weather stays that good, if everything works out next weekend I’ll plan the next trip. If you’re not into active sports you can also rent a motorboat including fishing gear.