Welcome to the pre weekend blog. Weather forecast for the weekend looking good with plenty of sunshine about for the next few days. There may be some thunderstorms overnight Friday but as usual Met Office will not be able to predict exactly where these will occur. Christian who runs the Harwich Harbour Ferry has asked us to advise everyone that for the months of July and August he will be running the Ferry every hour between Felixstowe and Harwich from 09.00 to 16.35 seven days a week. Outside of these hours it is possible to book the ferry for special trips. The service from Shotley to Harwich stays the same running every two hours from 10.00. PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE A MINI LOCK CLOSURE FOR ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE ON TUESDAY 7TH JULY, 0900 TO 12.30. e obviously hope to get the work completed inside that time frame if possible to minimise any disruption.