Boats in Drake’s Pool

There are always boats moored in the section of the Owenabue River called “Drake’s Pool”. This was a shot I took last weekend while out walking with my family there. Quite frosty but many people out walking the light from the setting sun was amazing.

Yes, this location is associated with Sir Francis Drake:

The name reveals the linkage to Sir Frances Drake who in 1743 took refuge in these waters from the Napoleonic forces as they patrolled around Cork Harbour. His hiding place worked and he lived to fight another day. (source)

PS. The name Owenabue River fascinates me. I wonder if Owenabue is the English phonetic spelling of “Abhainn Bui”? That would be “Yellow River” in Irish. Where did that name come from?

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s

3 thoughts on “Boats in Drake’s Pool

  1. “I wonder if Owenabue is the English phonetic spelling of “Abhainn Bui”? That would be “Yellow River” in Irish. Where did that name come from?”

    Yes, it is from ‘Abhainn na Bui’ – I don’t know where it got it’s name, though.

    Lovely photo, by the way

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