Oh dear! I've just been reading that the councils of Portsmouth and Southampton are to impose 'congestion charges' on vessels entering The Solent between 07.00 hours and 18.30 hours every day!
The leader of the council, Ben Palindrome, hopes to use the money raised to improve habour and safety facilities and to reduce boat journeys in The Solent' which frequently suffers from 'boat lock'.
He has stated that essential vessels, such as water taxis, SIBs and lifeboats will be exempt from the charges.
Other harbour authorities will be looking closeley at the scheme.
Keith (I told you so) Hart