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  1. #11
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    Default Re: River alde

    I did it back in 2010 from orford to snape and back by following a plot from 1:25k os map transferred to chartplotter and it was spot on, that was a twin outdrive rlm31.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: River alde

    Quote Originally Posted by Cantata View Post
    It's a great shame about the lack of withies.
    There was a plot afoot a few years ago to do the job properly using a combination of a forumites' bundle of withies, Tillergirl's charting expertise and our 'help' but it came to nothing unfortunately, as some locals seemed very unenthusiastic at the idea.
    Yes, it is a shame about the lack of withies. Only a handful of boats made it to the Quay last season and many of those were the usual intrepid Dutch visitors.

    There are probably even fewer withies left standing since the 90ft Dutch barge/houseboat arrived at Snape after her eviction from Pin Mill last season. She grounded several times and almost certainly damaged or demolished withies on her way up to the quay.

    With this barge now permanently alongside there is very little space for visiting boats and there is also a shortage of ladders. Sadly, Aldeburgh Music, who own and manage the whole Maltings complex (and include the aforementioned Dutch barge on their list of available holiday accommodation), seem to have little or no interest in attracting waterborne visitors to Snape.

    Nowadays the best way to arrive by water is probably in your tender, having parked your boat at Iken. Whether planning to stop at Iken or go on up to Snape, it does pay to start your trip as early as possible before HWS so that the channel or gutway can be seen before the mud on either side gets covered and the withies disappear from view at the top of the tide. As pointed out elsewhere on this thread, the OS Explorer Map 212 Woodbridge & Saxmundham can be useful.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: River alde

    There is not a whole lot of room at Iken Cliff! Two average sized boats in comfort, three in watchful unease and four in bitter enmity! But if we assume that you will set off in the tender on the flood and return on the ebb and consider that it’s only a mile and that you will stay afloat and free from grockles, it’s no hardship!

  4. #14
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    Default Re: River alde

    Realising the mistake I have made, it is river ore down
    At the shingle st end I believe. Thanks

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