Humber images



The East CoastĀ  light - especially when captured early or late in the day can be spectacular


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The mud banks move a littlre with every tide



Every time I leave the haven and move out into the river it looks different



The Humber silt will often make a liar of your echo-sounder - so a sounding pole is more reliable





Light, water and mud - a constantly changing delight



local boats are often deep keelers



the waters of the Humber are silty, but are now extremely clean and are teaming with wildlife


Boats, bridges, mud banks and birds


low spring tides reveal a whole new geography


in some parts the Humber is as beautiful as the Orwell or Stour



Tides run at up to four knots in the Ouse



sails make shadows on the water



in the right light the water looks like chocolate soup


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channel markersĀ  shaped like tugs

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the river changes character up beyond the Humber bridge


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Winteringham Haven where yachts rest among the reeds and float for just an hour or two a day


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challenging navigation - although some parts of the charts are blank because the channel moves around so much


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channels braid around mud banks

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it feels as though the marks are steaming up the channel towards you

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plenty of shipping - but also lots of room and shallows where a yacht can guarantee being well out of the shipping lanes

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if you fancy seeing 10 knots on your GPS then the Humber is the place to try it



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the Grimsby tower is a vital aid to navigation




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the Humber offers some great sailing


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Clee sands juts right out into the stream


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the correct use of sounding dowell allows the shallow sailor to cheat the tides - very satisfying indeed



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Essential navigation aids



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Forts guard the entrance to the Humber

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plenty to entertain the birdwatcher



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some of the banks are firm enough to walk on - Tetney is a sand harbour at the entrance to the Humber. It offers excellent shelter in all conditions but the top of spring tides when the Easterly is blowing in waves from the North Sea



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Tetney H arbour dries to a trickle revealing accres of firm sand

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clean beaches for the kids to swim down around the mouth of the estuary

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clean blue water and beautiful sand at the entrance to the Humber


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bizarre shoreline architecture nwever fails to entertain


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the Humber has a million moods


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The mood of the river changes once you pass under the Humber Bridge


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local yachtsmen love their deep keels




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small ships pass under the bridge heading for the Trent and the Ouse


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Early morning mists roll down off the banks across the Humber



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Trent falls in winter under calm conditions



even Humber water can turn golden with the right light





well marked channel make it hard to get lost but easy to go aground




waiting for the early mist to clear


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4 Responses to “Humber images”

  1. 13 May, 2013 at 9:11 pmRivercruiser says:

    Great pics!

  2. 13 May, 2013 at 9:30 pmdylan winter says:

    cheers – they are just frame grabs for PBO to choose to illustrate 1000 words about the Humber

  3. 13 May, 2013 at 10:02 pmDrew says:

    A whole new look to my local river, would make fab coffee table book
    Thanks Dylan for showing our river is not just a muddy industrial wasteland

  4. 18 May, 2013 at 11:43 pmstevebetts says:

    I know you’re a movie maker but…(say it quietly) … I often prefer stills

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