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Ships Blog 3rd May 2024

Here we are folks at the first bank holiday of May and its raining cats and dogs! Don’t worry the forecast is looking better for the rest of the weekend. A lot of boats are now back in the water and the yard has more space in it. This years summer scrub offer starts the … Continue reading “Ships Blog 3rd May 2024”

Ships Blog 28th March 2024

Morning all and welcome to the Easter Ships Blog. This year Easter is very early and despite this the new season launch program is well underway. The weather is a mixed bag with Storm Nelson tracking through today. Otherwise its sunshine and showers. Colin and the crew have been out checking all the boats and … Continue reading “Ships Blog 28th March 2024”

Ships Blog 8th February 2024

Afternoon folks, just a quick up date re lock closure. Due to some appalling weather conditions we have taken the decision to delay lock opening until Monday morning for safety reasons. Normal service will then be resumed. Have a good weekend.

Ships Blog January 5th 2024

Afternoon all and welcome to the first 2024 Ships Blog. Happy New Year to you all. Quick update, we have switched off the water to the pontoons as a temporary measure in view of the up coming cold weather. This is to prevent burst pipes and wasted water. We will review this on a daily … Continue reading “Ships Blog January 5th 2024”

Ships Blog Friday 20th October 2023

Afternoon folks and welcome to the October Ships Blog. Its been a very wet in the run up to the weekend  with Scotland getting a particular battering – red danger to life warnings being issued by Met. Early part of October and all through September it has been very warm. Temperatures now have returned to … Continue reading “Ships Blog Friday 20th October 2023”

Ships Blog 23rd August 2023

Morning all and welcome the Ships Blog for the bank holiday weekend. Forecast for the bank holiday looking to be a mixed bag of sunshine and showers, a few may be thundery. Wind strength predominantly force 3 to 4 west or south west. Tollesbury Cruising Club will be visiting us over Saturday and Sunday. We … Continue reading “Ships Blog 23rd August 2023”

Ships Blog 9th June 2023

Afternoon folks and welcome to the first Ships Blog of June 23. Weather is warming up for the weekend with wall to wall sunshine. The wind is still in the east or north east and has been in that direction since the end of April! Lets pray for a change by next weekend. The capital … Continue reading “Ships Blog 9th June 2023”

Ships Blog 21/4/23

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 … Continue reading “Ships Blog 21/4/23”

Ships Blog 14th April 2023

Afternoon all and welcome to the Friday Ships blog. April is flying past and with this weeks storm ‘Noa’ now gone we are seeing warmer days ahead in the forecast. Trench work through the marina for the water main has been completed and tarmacked whilst the compound at the entrance to the marina has been … Continue reading “Ships Blog 14th April 2023”

Ships blog 24h March 2023

Good afternoon and welcome to the last Ships Blog of March 23. Weather-wise another blustery weekend for some with a few showers thrown in as well. Wind predominantly westerly on Saturday going Northerly on Sunday and consequently the temperature will drop during that afternoon. Shotley Point Yacht Club are heading to Ipswich this weekend for … Continue reading “Ships blog 24h March 2023”

Ships Blog 10th March 2023

Morning folks and welcome to the Ships Blog. Meteorological winter ended on February 28th, hard to believe in view of the current weather situation. We have been lucky at Shotley with no snow but the wind is currently in the north and bitterly cold. However a respite is in view over the weekend as temperatures … Continue reading “Ships Blog 10th March 2023”

Ships Blog 3rd March 2023

Morning and welcome to the Friday Ships Blog. Our lock closure for annual maintenance finished on Tuesday 28th February, a slight delay caused by some supply issues. Cabling and trenchwork at the marina are ongoing although the majority has now been backfilled in the main marina basin. Work at the entrance to the marina is … Continue reading “Ships Blog 3rd March 2023”