Walton backwaters tonight -Bedwells boatyard - mud Berth - £20 a week - waiting for the tide to move to a deeper mooring - due to float at about 1.30 am
should be fun
That big fishing umbrella looks like a grand idea and you can’t complain at £20 a week!
Memories of waiting to exit Titchmarsh while stuck fast in the mud in a former life!
I think I could get use to all that mud………….. then again.
Dylan,just to remind you of the rhyme…
Harwich for The Continent.Frinton for The Incontinent.
Walton is between the two so do let us know how you find the place.
Have had to revisit KTL season 1 films now. Back to all that mud. Very fine films they are too.
Walton is between the two, but nearer Frinton.
I suspect that your UK estuary mud is pleasantly-fragrant due to the massive water-changes created by the tides. Here in the US where the tidal-change is much-less, the mud tends to be foul-smelling, fetid and nasty since the water doesn’t flow-much.
Welcome to my world!
Dylan – if you go down the river from the clubhouse for about 400 yards (old fashioned me) you will see a larger than usual buoy with the name ‘Drift’ emblazoned on it. Please feel free to use it for as long as you like. It dries for about 2 1/2 hours either side of low water. Cheers
although the mud berths in the yard are £20 a week -= and I can have lekkie. Mind you, it is only possible to get in and out an hour around high tide. Marvelous place though.
the mud smells great – to smell anything you would have scoop up a gobbet of it and raise it your nose before you smelt anything at all – at worst like a finely tuned peaty smell. The 20 feet of tidal range have a big impact. It is great stuff in which to drop an anchor – it grips like sikaflex. Removing the anchor is easy – a gentle vertical pull and up she comes. Makes a mess of the foredeck though. It is so full of life. Right now it is alive with invertebrates that will make the winter food for the millions of birds that will soon arrive to overwinter here.