Tuesday 16 September 2014

C Walk, September 14th, 2014

C Walk, Carrick to Kilsheelan, Sunday September 14th. Report by Clare Grace

Report by Clare Grace

The ‘C’ walk on Sunday September 14th was a real pleasure. A local mini bus transported us from Carrick on Suir to Kilsheelan. On arrival there, our Kilsheelan member brought us for a tour through his late summer garden pointing out interesting plants and imparting green-finger tips. Thank you James!
We then headed towards river bank and began our trek of approximately 12kms. There were about twenty of us in all, some regulars, some not so regular, plus a couple of guests. Ronagh was leading and many of the walkers had recently returned from the club holiday to Switzerland, so recounting stories and reminiscence was the order of the day.
The old barge towpath was in excellent order; not a muddy bit in sight! The weather was perfect for walking and as we ambled along, we met several fishermen along the way. We passed the recently erected monument Elm Ditch Well, a voluntary undertaking by local fishermen as a fitting legacy to the memory of their predecessors now passed on.
This was a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


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