After most of the birthday celebrations were finished, we moved the boat back to its marina. Katy hadn't been on 'her' boat for a while and she really enjoyed it this time. I enjoyed it more too as she was a much better age to understand the safety aspects of it all and was really good.
We went up the Shannon and onto Lough Ree, where Katy enjoyed waving to all the other boats and wildlife spotting.
She then had a go at the helm and took the boat through the markers onto the inner lakes. With a little help of course. The inner lakes were beautiful, it was so quiet and calm. We met more family at the marina and went for a gorgeous lunch in Grogans. I had my usual - steak sandwich and my only Guinness of the trip. Yummy.
It's nice to be home now, we have a week of uniform shopping and last minute sorting to do before life gets back into its normal routine.