The storm surge of 14 January 2017
Rolling at anchor off Harwich docks, river Stour, May 2017
High & dry, floating dry dock in Maylandsea
Grit blasted ready for welding and painting
Lorna, happy with the cleaned and painted anchor
Waterdog coming into the River Deben over the bar, Easterly 3-
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 :-