Anchored off Holbrook.
In the morning we sailed up to Pin Mill and almost to Mistley Quay before running out of water. On turning back we had a good sail with a impromptu race with a Thames barge.
Good sailing on the Stour.
Catching a Thames barge.
After anchoring for lunch in Erwarton Bay we turned into the River Orwell at Shotley point, past the container port at Felixstowe, Which really gave a good impression of how vast some of these container ships are.
The 'Thalassa Avra' registered in Singapore
Heading up the river we passed a number of large marinas including the Royal Harwich Yacht Club marina which protrudes into the river.
The Royal Harwich Yacht Club.
The Orwell Bridge.
We were given a finger berth which turned out to be very tight, and the following morning we moved to a much larger one to secure 'Norman James' for a week or so while we took the train home.
'Norman James' ( centre ) secured for our time at home.