Thursday, 4 August 2016

Thames Estuary to Harwich

The usual Estuary crossing in many ways. Left Qboro in a stiff breeze with main double reefed because we're being cautious this early in our season. F6 SW and very lumpy across shipping channels with tide against wind. Made good time with a top spring tide behind us from East of Southend all the way to Harwich. Planned 11 hrs and took 9.5 so we arrived in the light just. Hence the picture of sunset. Shepherds will be v happy. Only problem arriving early was being at low water and the approaches from S to Harwich are v shallow. At one point a mile offshore we only had 90cm of water under the keel. 


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