February 2016

Relentless wind and rain continue to batter the yard, interposed with unseasonably mild conditions.  The absence of ice and snow has meant life on the yard is more bearable than past winters but has led to a noticeably increased amount of algae on pontoons and boats in the marina. It's been a busy month in [...]

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January 2016

Damp, dull and dark days set the tone for a subdued start to the New Year. As the days mature, they offer no dry and by the time the evening dag* settles it barely seems like the sun has risen at all. The rain has been relentless. Masts stream with water, which gathers into rivulets [...]

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December 2015

Cold nights and sharp frosts contrast with warm evenings and misty mornings creating a confused start to this month.  Winter birds make the most of good feeding ground on the saltings, while a few swans still gaze in hope at empty boats in the marina.  Our familiar noisy oyster catchers are quiet and have been [...]

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November 2015

To those who love being out on the water, escaping the seemingly mundane life of landlubbers, Nov 1st often signals time up on this idyllic life - but with the current mild weather many have been eking out their time afloat.  The demand for lifts and lay ups stretches beyond each days’ available tide so [...]

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October 2015

After hot endless summer days, October brings a new sense of urgency to the yard. Just as the nights pull in and the days become shorter, the phone rings constantly with customers making arrangements for lifts and winter storage.  It's time to organise the yard, make up new cradles, and prepare the ground for old [...]

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