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The storm surge of 14 January 2017

Storm surge Trip to dry dock

2017 started with a series of storm surges down the east coast of England. We thought that storm surges would be a rare event coming every few years but they seem to come quite often starting on Boxing day and continuing into January.

In May we left Woodbridge to go to dry dock in Maylandsea, river Blackwater in Essex. It wasn’t so far to go but it took 3 days as we had to use the tides, HW to leave our berth, HW the next day to exit the Deben and finally the flood tide from LW to go West along the coast to the river Blackwater. That was the fun part and then followed the hard work that is dry dock :-(.