Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 41
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    5,062

    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    There was a programme about them a while back on Look East AFAIR, apparently the reddish colour comes from a high concentration of Iron salts in the mud locally.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    6,317

    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by Leighb View Post
    There was a programme about them a while back on Look East AFAIR, apparently the reddish colour comes from a high concentration of Iron salts in the mud locally.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-eng...ex-coastal-mud

    The black mud is surely sulfidic and anoxic, but I guess that its iron content - which I would expect to be present as ferrous sulfide -becomes oxidised when the seal fur is exposed to air and oxygenated water.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    204

    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by jimi View Post
    We walk into town, mix with the Essex men & ladies, get fish and chips then plod our weary way back ;-)
    Or even the Thai in Walton, "Pearl of Samui" i believe, great food in there too

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Colchester, Essex
    Posts
    4,729

    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Exile View Post
    RED seals? Essex socialists?
    Yep... Iron oxide in the mud makes them red...
    Larry Botheras

    Colvic Victor 35 "Gladys"

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    3,093

    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    Alleged that somebody under the age of 60 did come into the clubhouse once.
    I have been in the clubhouse a few times and I'm still a long way short of 60. First time I went in was probably still in my 30's. Trouble is, every time I go in, there is always one old boy sitting in the corner grumbling into his pint of warm ale. I never really hear what he says, but I'm sure I've heard him mention soap dishes, egg whisks, and tents, so he must be a culinary camper with a cleanliness OCD. Surprising really, cos he gave off an aroma of diesel and moth balls.
    If found in the Brexit forum, please return to the real world.

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    73

    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    Yes, Marxist seals


    It's clear from the photo that they find it rather embarrassing and make efforts to look like grey seals.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    21,535

    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Exile View Post
    It's clear from the photo that they find it rather embarrassing and make efforts to look like grey seals.
    No, it was me who was embarrassed. We were as far away as possible on the other side of the creek in a friend's dinghy with a Seagull outboard.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Medway
    Posts
    227

    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    I have found Hamford Water a delightful place to anchor either for lunch or overnight, watch the seals and enjoy a G&T.
    Follow the creek west as far as it’s possible to go, anchor then take dinghy for the last half mile up to Landermere Creek. The stone Quay is made from bits of the old London Bridge. I recommend East Coast Pilot or Arthur Ransomes Secret Waters for pilotage.

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    21,535

    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    The London Bridge stones are at Beaumont Quay nearby. There used to be a stone plaque noting the fact but the last time I visited it had been removed, presumably for safe keeping but I don't know where it is. I have a photo of the plaque somewhere.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

  10. #40
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    29

    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Pick up a copy of the Walton Backwaters Guide from the Titchmarsh Marina HM Office and you will have all the local history, nature and navigation tips to hand for reference.

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest YBW News

Find Boats For Sale

to
to