0 items

Dúlra Photography Blog

Stay informed of all goings on in the world of Dúlra Photography, ideas, projects, preparations, expeditions and exhibitions!

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Login
    Login Login form

Plan B….the diving continues!

Posted by on in Latest News
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 1956
  • 0 Comments
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print
  • PDF
The saga of the damaged engine aboard the Killary Flyer is not done yet. It turns out that when we were sitting in the big storm with our stern to the storm (see previous blog) and swell pounding the boat, due to the continuous pressure some water went up the exhaust and into the engine. There is a yoke called a ‘baffle’ to help protect against this but unfortunately it didn’t do enough this time. This water in the engine did untold amount of damage, seizing the engine and burning the starter motor.
 
So….where does that leave us?
 
Des Moran, County Coroner in Sligo for many years and crew aboard the North of Disko trip in 2013, has a small boat that he has offered so that we can get to dive sites around the coast. 4 weeks, 4 people, living aboard this little beauty….
 
Boat 

 
Ah no…he has a gorgeous 30 foot yacht called ‘Nanette’
 
Nanette
 
 
Unbelievable generosity form Des. Ciaran is still coming along as my back up diver and Matt is going to document for the next couple of weeks.
We still have the portable compressor courtesy of Scubadive West.
 
I put a call out to the diving community through the CFT underwater photography page looking for suggestions of unusual caves, tunnels, pinnacles, rock formations and people have been brilliant. Many thanks to Richard Thorn, Martin Kiely, Nick Pfeiffer and Ciaran O’Murchu for all their wonderful suggestions. We aim to travel the West of Ireland in Des’s boat diving as many locations as possible.
I will utilise the underwater quodpod provided by Anchor Dive Lights to create long exposure images of the underwater world. 
 
Here is my first attempt from Carriage Cois cheim on Inis Turk. It is a blend of 5 images and edited quickly to give you an idea of the style of imagery I am trying to capture. Breffni from Scubadive West put me right onto this location.
I cannot describe the incredible energy I felt as I sat at the bottom of this cave on my own soaking up the incredible mood.
Shot on the new Canon 5DSr 50.6 MP camera so should be able to get a nice print from it.
 
Moody
 
 
Nice top side scenery too…great day out diving.
 
Shot from dive 1
 
 
The next 2 are from right at the slipway at Scubadive West.
 
SW slipway 1
 
 
SW slipway 2
 
 
Mweelrea in the background.
 
Sealife housing
 
 
An old Sealife Housing I came across yesterday. Cameras Underwater ever stock these?
 
We set sail tomorrow (Tuesday 7th of July) hopefully to begin this Odyssey at Dun Briste and Downpatrick Head.
 
Watch this space…..
Last modified on
0

Comments

Mailing List

Join the mailing list to be kept informed of exhibitions, projects & workshops

Popular Posts

It is with deep regret that I must report that the 'Into the Blue' project to Greenland is over for this year. We got caught in a large storm that ca
The saga of the damaged engine aboard the Killary Flyer is not done yet. It turns out that when we were sitting in the big storm with our stern to the
We crept into Westport Quay and 'come in, she said 'I'll give ya....shelter from the storm''. We waited there for 4 days until the storm had passed a

Latest Blog Posts

  • All good things come to an end at some point I suppose and this trip is no different. We've officially handed the boat back to Des with much thanks and I am left considering how I
  • We crept into Westport Quay and 'come in, she said 'I'll give ya....shelter from the storm''. We waited there for 4 days until the storm had passed and then we were able to get go
Copyright © -2017 Dúlra Photography | sitemap | contact
  • Facebook Page: 116278198416290
  • Linked In: pub/daragh-muldowney/26/10a/15a
  • Twitter: Daraghmul