Morning all and welcome to the December ships Blog. Its now 2nd of December, where has that season gone? All seems a blur now. Officially its the start of meteorological winter and right on cue we have a period of settled and cold weather on the horizon caused by a blocking high to the north east of the UK. Wrap up warm and make sure your boats ok as well. If you want us to make regular checks on your boat then please give let us know in the Control Tower. The winter lay up is well underway with boats coming ashore in increasing numbers so space is already at a premium. Its top of spring tides today and tomorrow, HW Saturday is 12:47 3.81M and 13:23 Sunday 3.76m. Duty lockmasters this weekend are Colin Byford days and Marc Gilbert on the night watch. Its three weeks to Christmas folks! Have a great weekend..