East Anglian salt marshes – enchanting places to sail

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13 Responses to “East Anglian salt marshes – enchanting places to sail”

  1. 4 October, 2017 at 10:14 pmApplejack Jim says:

    Much enjoyed that. A few locations would have been helpful to me as I’m hoping to get up to the E coast in the near future.

    • 4 October, 2017 at 11:28 pmdylan winter says:

      it is an entertaining place to sail – intrigueing and challenging … yet gentle and sinuous. Not an ideal place for a deep keeler though

  2. 4 October, 2017 at 11:59 pmKenn Gibbs says:

    That is a LOT of mud! Here (PNW) it’s most nearly all rock. Kind of modifies ones attitude toward getting too close to the (probably) hard bits. (PS, Curious, what is the tidal range there?)

    • 5 October, 2017 at 12:02 amdylan winter says:

      scraping the bottom is perfectly normal and safe. I sometimes run the boat aground to pull the sales up. The tidal range here is around 4.5m. I love the mud…. it is full of life and like the way the river changes from high to low tide.

  3. 5 October, 2017 at 1:18 pmSven lundén says:

    Have you joined the drones club?
    Anyhow, a nice film and the music is one of my favorites!

  4. 5 October, 2017 at 2:53 pmApplescruffs says:

    Loved it!,

    Playing ‘spot the location’ was great fun…took a while though, the birds eye view is quite weird until you get your eye in.


    if you want my take on the locations i’ll be glad to offer my thoughts….



  5. 7 October, 2017 at 8:34 pmApplejack Jim says:

    Richard ‘Applescruffs’
    The only one I have spotted is Burnham with the RCYC (steel/glass) clubhouse.
    A few timestamp/place names would be most welcomed.


  6. 15 October, 2017 at 4:23 pmWarren says:

    Many of the early locations were west mersea area.warren

  7. 15 October, 2017 at 11:00 pmGiles says:

    West Mersea, The Strood, Bradwell Nuclear Power Station (What’s left of it) and Burnham. Have I missed anything?

    • 19 October, 2017 at 2:38 amWarren says:

      Giles, I heard they were removing Bradwell nuke power plant. It was such a land mark for all my sailing at west mersea. Have this brightly lit building when returning at dawn was always so comforting …except the few times they turned the lights off? Very confusing. I assume they are also removing that strange water intake / breakwater.
      Cheers Warren

  8. 22 October, 2017 at 11:44 pmGiles says:

    Hi Warren – I believe they have decided to reinstate a power plant at Bradwell – at least it is going to be a landmark for some time. The two big towers are coming down though. That weird island outfall just off the marina is probably too big to just dismantle…

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