Well here we are, mid July already! We have had some pretty impressive thunder and lightning during the early hours of this morning. The night duty lock master reported the whole of Harwich Harbour being lit up. Forecast for the next few days into the weekend is a mixed bag of sunshine and showers with the possibility of some more thunderstorms on Sunday morning. This weekend 22nd and 23rd we welcome the St Edmundsbury Yachting Association with approximately ten boats booked to stay with us. Sunday 30th July sees the Harwich Festival of the Sea taking place at the end of Harwich Lifeboat week.
Afternoon and welcome to the Ships Blog. This afternoon we welcome Ipswich Haven Marina and their cruise in company. Everyone will be meeting in the Shipwreck for a meal at 6.30pm sharp! Sunshine in the harbour but a strong SW breeze blowing making locking in a bit tricky. The duty lockmaster is being careful to lock the boats through a few at time to reduce the risk of any damage to the boats. Forecast for next week is characterised by the winds gradually getting lighter, overcast Monday but getting better as the week goes on.
Welcome to our new updated website. All your old favourates are still there along with a couple of new things such as the marina flyover on the homepage. All of the other websites that are part of our group of business’s share very similar themes. What a windy and wet start to June! Forecast for the weekend is improving with some sunshine and more importantly the wind will be easing off for everyone. Also this weekend we welcome Ipswich Haven Marina berth holders for their annual cruise in company. We are expecting some nineteen boats to arrive over Friday and Saturday with everyone having supper in the Shipwreck during the evening on Saturday. Todays picture a summers morning looking towards Harwich and Manningtree, to remind us of better days.
At last a beautiful day here in Harwich Harbour, wind is southerly blowing 8 to 10 knots with a sea breeze developing as the day goes on. Forecast for tomorrow looking a little damp with showers most of the day. The weekend forecast however is alot better with some sunshine and light breezes from the south. Shotley Point Yacht club are running an RYA Push the Boat Out initiative on Saturday 20th. This a day designed to encourage people to come along and try a day out on the water. SPYC will also be running their Crew Poole Day which is a new initiative to put crew and skippers in contact for day trips and cruises. Next month three SPYC members, Talora, Baltic Cloud and Goldfinch will be leaving Shotley Marina to circumnavigate the UK returning in the Autumn. No doubt there will be plenty of farwel parties! Fianlly we have ten new trollies available for people to use when moving their baggage etc to and from the boats.