Category Archives: Hythe Quay

Water, water everywhere – and difficult to get a drink!

High spring tide at Maldon  –  Yes, Hythe Quay is under there somewhere!High Tide Maldon 15 03 09 kids stranded on Thistle

First Peter Phillips sent us this picture, which shows Thistle with some visitors stranded on board.   Apparently the children enjoyed it, but the adults were not too keen.

 

Then The Barge Tearooms posted some pictures showing that it can be difficult sometimes to get a cup of tea on a barge!

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Good field for the Blackwater Match

Plenty of wind for the Blackwater Match on Saturday, and it attracted a good ???????????????????????????????????????????field in all classes.

The Match was well advertised on the Quay and Promenade at Maldon, but it was disappointing that so few people were at either place for when the barges returned.   Probably the time, the last one arrived at about 5.30pm, and the very cold wind by then put them off.   Certainly, apart from The Barge Blog, there were only two people at the far end of the Promenade by the statue who knew what was happening.

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Click here for the Results, courtesy of the Sailing Barge Association.

Signs of spring?

Peter Phillips writes:  “Forget the first snowdrop/crocus/daffodil etc.     Red sails on the Hythe at Maldon 2013 (Peter Phillips)Never mind the lighter mornings and the birds starting to sing at silly o’clock.   The first signs of spring are now to be seen at Maldon Quayside with barge sails spread out for dressing and passing pedestrians and their dogs walking all over them!” 

Photograph  –  Peter Phillips

 

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