High Tide

We awoke with the best intentions. Leave The Street House at 10:30 a.m. and make our way to the River Orwell and take the dinghy out to where Robert’s 21-foot, wooden Irish boat is moored.

The tide window, according to the charts, was 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tide rises and recedes a good six feet in the area.

We lost our way and didn’t make it to the marina until almost 1p.m.

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Then we took a dinghy tied off at the end of this dock

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out to the boat where we enjoyed a sunny afternoon.

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Thinking we’d run out of time to go sailing (we didn’t want to get stuck waiting for hours for the tide to rise again in order to get back to shore), we headed in.

When we got back to the car, we were faced with a road under water.

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Clearly, the tide tables were off. John asked some locals and sure enough, the tables did not take into consideration the change to daylight savings nor our location relative to the harbor. We had more time than we thought!

Ah well…what do you do when you’re waiting for a tide to recede off a road in an English village? Have a drink at the local pub, of course!

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