|Sunday lunch at Stone Point|
Coasters: Daisy II, Dewiniaeth, Kathleen
Dabbers: Lily, Teal, Bob'n'Annie, Blue Teal
Luggers: Rita May, Petrel
|White track, Friday 31st August (12.0nm); Red track, Saturday 1st Sept (13.2nm); White track, Sunday 2nd (10.2nm); Total track length: 40.0nm|
Just because it was possible, I decided to launch over in the Orwell. Part of the fun of the Walton Backwaters is the trip across Dovercourt Bay over to the Walton Backwaters. Unfortunately, I hadn't planned the tides very carefully and ended up motoring against the flood down the Orwell and, once in the Backwaters, against the ebb up the Walton Channel. Still, it was a splendid sail across the bay from Harwich.
Saturday 1st September - cruising in the Backwaters, trip to Beaumont Quay
|Daisy II leaving Titchmarsh Marina (courtesy of J. Peal)|
Dabbers amongst us helped those that could to reach the historic Beaumont Quay, the western most point of the navigation.
Afterwards, with some flood still left, we sailed back down Landermere Creek, into Kirby Creek and across Horsey Mere, succeeding in crossing The Wade around HW at 4pm.
|Bob'n'Annie in Hamford Water|
|Kestrel slipping along gracefully|
|Dewinaeth and Petrel|
|Dabbers moored at Beaumont Quay|
|Lily taking to oar-power|
|Beaumont Quay - stones laid in the 1820s, recycled from the old London Bridge|
|Drascombes departing Landermere Creek|
|Blue Teal and Bob'n'Annie|
|Blue Teal leans into Kirby Creek!|
|Kestrel and Dewinaeth in Kirby Creek|
Sunday 2nd September - lunch at Stone Point; departures...
|Beached at Stone Point|
|Panorama at Stone Point|
|Perhaps time to depart...|
|Dewinaeth back in Harwich Harbour|