Finally the waters subsided and we were able to get to the boat again. She was fine - floating pontoons are excellent things.
There's sand on the pathways, rippled as though on a beach from the waves that were battering Mountshannon over the last few weeks. A tide mark of reeds marks the high water mark. And there's something missing. Spot the difference:
The sculpture has gone from the end of the little pier, knocked by wind and water power. There's just a couple of blocks and buckled tarmac. We've seen all the pictures of terrible damage on the coast, but hard to believe that can happen on a lake.
We finally have the pathway back, but the beach area is still under water.
The water level came above the bottom of the barriers only last week. The Freeman just beyond the barrier is over the harbour wall.
Still a bit wet, but the harbour wall is back.
The Freeman is back in the water - it's behind these two sailing boats whose deep keels kept them off the wall.
I'm almost able to imagine boating again now with these blue skies and still waters.