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Coryton

Heading North

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9 hours ago, Coryton said:

Well given how the tides play out, if we want to go South and have a decent amount of time there (and we do) we'll have to head there pretty smartly.

If we like it enough, we don't have to head north again until the last day...

Being there for 2 weeks, the tides will definitely suit you at some time. Best thing to do is phone Gt Yarmouth Yacht Station telling them where your coming from and going back to. The more info you give, the better advice they can give in return. If you want to go south early in your two weeks, you may have to cross Breydon say mid morning, then on return north, it may have to be mid afternoon, as the tides are every 12 hours and 40 minutes apart, that's why you always have different ideal crossing times. Also, don't forget, at different times of the tides, the air draught under bridges will be considerably higher or lower. I was recently told of a hirer who successfully took a boat under a bridge at a low state of tide, then took the roof off on return, his belief being "it went under before so I thought it would this time". In all innocence, he didn't have any knowledge of the effects of tides etc. Having said that, please don't worry, it's very simple as long as you heed advice from those in the know. 

As for southern bridges to consider taking care at different states of tide, these are Beccles ol road bridge,  both of the Thorpe railway bridges, and possibly Somerleyton railway (swing) bridge, (we had to lower Lightnings upper helm screen last week). 

Enjoy the southern rivers, they're really lovely, with Marsh Harriers a common sight over the marshes. 

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10 hours ago, Coryton said:

Well given how the tides play out, if we want to go South and have a decent amount of time there (and we do) we'll have to head there pretty smartly.

If we like it enough, we don't have to head north again until the last day...

I expect you did mention it somewhere but I can’t find anywhere you quoted the dates you are going.  

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I'm headed south, Dover!

Was meant to be whitby but northerlies changed the plan and it works well.

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On 13/07/2019 at 08:55, vanessan said:

I expect you did mention it somewhere but I can’t find anywhere you quoted the dates you are going.  

I didn't in fact, but the dates are (now) on a thread in the members area.

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