Those things with poles - a funny affliction on the East Coast?
One of the mothers asked me where my boat was-thought that the Humber 8m was a tender!
This was a birthday party for one of my kids;a short cruise on the Orwell moored at Harwich and took fish and chips in the Pier Hotel.A treasure hunt followed then the trip home.
If you are at all interested in the area take a look at www.hha.co.uk
which has some excellent info. The new moorings at Ha'penny Pier in Harwich are ideal for a short visit to the town although you can stay overnight