Afternoon all and welcome to the Ships Blog for the 21st of April. Weather forecast a bit indifferent for the weekend. Some sunshine plus a few showers and a nagging North Easterly which doesn’t seem to go away. Hopefully things will change next week! A few boats from Shotley Point Yacht club left midweek for their cruise to South Dock Marina on the river Thames. All being well they return on Sunday. Our entrance channel has been dredged by the Harbour Authority and soundings taken by their survey boat Egret. At the road entrance to the marina the compound and barrier have been removed and in due course the route into the marina will be reconfigured with a new barrier and CCTV camera. As ever please take care when entering the marina site and keep to the speed limit. This weekends lockmasters are Marc Gilbert days, and Richard Whitby night watch. Have a nice one..