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  1. #11
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    Default Re: SYH to Brightlingsea(and back)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Although the waiter hasn't read any books on customer service
    presumably 'cos he used to work at Kovalam. Good God they were slow!

  2. #12
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    Default Re: SYH to Brightlingsea(and back)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cantata View Post
    Whaaaat? Really? Disaster!! Was hoping to get there later this month, always looked forward to it when we visit Brightlingsea. Might the closure be temporary?
    Afraid that it is now an ex-Kovalam, it is no more, it has gone to meet the great Curry Maker in the Sky...it's snuffed it!

    Sadly it shut about a year ago. From what I understand there had been some financial issues despite it being very busy throughout the year. A great shame as it was probably one of the better Curry Houses in Essex.

    The Rosebud is a bit of a hike from the waterside, but the grub is pretty good, or you could always consider the Thai Restaurant at the Brewers Arms which is getting a lot of rave reviews and has been in situ for about 3 years now. A final possibility is Vines Bistro in the High Street, never been there myself, but have heard very good reviews of the quality and quantity!
    I wish they would move mornings to a more convenient time of the day...

  3. #13
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    Default Re: SYH to Brightlingsea(and back)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Afraid ....no

    But there is another curry house up Tower street which is very good..
    Although the waiter hasn't read any books on customer service
    Hmmm...the jury are out on that one! It's food hygene rating is consistently poor!
    I wish they would move mornings to a more convenient time of the day...

  4. #14
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    Default Re: SYH to Brightlingsea(and back)

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmalade View Post
    Good God they were slow!
    But that was their slogan "Curry, but not in a Hurry!"
    I wish they would move mornings to a more convenient time of the day...

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    Default Re: SYH to Brightlingsea(and back)

    lol

  6. #16
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    Default Re: SYH to Brightlingsea(and back)

    The Raj (or whatever it is called these days) in Tower Street changed hands reasonably recently - at least some time in the last few years. We've been a couple of times this year (having not been for some years previously) and the food has been really good, a step up from what it used to to (not that it was bad before). The service can be a bit brusque and overbearing though.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: SYH to Brightlingsea(and back)

    All the pilotage advice about taking the tide down the Wallet is good, it can be a slog otherwise and then you have to avoid Colne Bar. We always try to arrive nearer to HW, certainly enough to give us the opportunity to cut the corner at the bar. Pyefleet creek opposite the entrance to Brightlingsea is a great anchorage, and you can get excellent seafood from the oyster/fishery ashore, they'll leave it in an outside chiller for you if you're there over a weekend. There are some visitor moorings in the creek (big white buoys) which the fishery lets out but the mud gives excellent holding anyway.

  8. #18
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    Default Re: SYH to Brightlingsea(and back)

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Harry View Post
    SYH to Brightlingsea
    Oops, my internal autopilot was thinking of standing on to Burnham - sorry!

    Whether headed for B'sea or Burnham, leaving SYH at LW means you've lost the tide down the Orwell and through Harwich. You'll still make it, but it's harder work.

    My other approximation for East Coast sailing is to classify a number of ports together as "half tide ports" - these are ports which a 6 foot draft boat can enter at or above half tide, springs or neaps, and that rule also applies to the Brightlingsea passage. Saves lots of sums with the tide tables. There are plenty of other ports in this class.

    Peter
    Last edited by PeterWright; 12-07-19 at 18:15.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: SYH to Brightlingsea(and back)

    We are based at Fambridge, if Iím keaving for home from the Orwell then itís always a couple of hrs before LW from Woolverstone & Syh both , Iíve been back on my mooring just before HW Fambridge.

    In fact we will be popping up that way in a couple of weeks time

  10. #20
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    Default Re: SYH to Brightlingsea(and back)

    If you are arriving at Brightlingsea near HW why are people bothering about going to the Colne Bar buoy? With 3 or 4 metres rise of tide I never bother about it.

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