We spent two weeks in the Orwell and Stour. Dodged pots there and back from the Blackwater. On arrival back in the Blackwater found some 10-12 meters of polypropylene twin round the boat. We were lucky it wrapped round the bilge keels and trailed back either side missing the prop. While we were in the Stour we saw at Shotley Gate two men in a dingy stringing a fishing net between mooring’s. As we went past they rowed onto the hard there. On their last day some one else, at Erwarton Ness, was doing the same from their anchored boat. The thoughtless of all concerned is baffling to me. Not directly relevant to this news group is the difference between hardly seeing a PWC for two weeks and getting back to the Blackwater and being plagued by them again!

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