Here we go,
Saturday 29th April
Launching from Slipway next to Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club MAP
about 1000 so that we are able to leave on or around 11:00, or if you are launching elsewhere we can meet at the deben entrance for 11:00.
Launching - Day tickets are £10 from the Ferry Cafe or Sailing Club bar.
Tides, corrected for BST
Felixstowe Iken Cliffs
07:06 0.12 08:20 0.5
13:39 4.01 15:10 2.9
19:20 0.32 21:32 0.6
Snape is DRY at low water so we'll be going up on the rising tide and leaving around high water so there won't be any need to camp on the mud over night and wait for the water to come back.
The aim is to head out of the deben to the Orford Haven Buoy then head up the coast to the River Ore. We'll then follow the Ore into the River Alde to Snape for lunch about 14:00. Then back to felixstowe for a drink in the Ferry Sailing Club then home to bed.
The Deben and Ore entrances have constantly changing shingle banks, you are advised to look at the new sketch maps and aerial photos. http://www.debenentrance.com/downloads.html
It is around 20 miles from the Ferry to Snape. There will be no fuel available so please come prepared for 40+ miles and some spare.
Please leave a reply post, PM me or call to confirm you are coming and numbers so that i can book some room at the Inn (Plough and Sail PUB)
It's going to be a good day out,