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Thanks to https://thames.me.uk/sailing1817.htm and on Google \books THE SWIN AND KING’S CHANNEL Buoy on the Middle, No 3, black3 fathoms starboard. Whitaker Spit buoy, red, with staff and triangular vane3 fathoms larboard. South buoy of the Swin Spitway, blacklarboard. Gunfleet beaconlarboard. Gunfleet buoy, No. 9, black4 fathoms larboard. Middle hook […]

1817 Norie Sailing Directions Nore to Orfordness











Go to Orwell School and turn left, follow sign to Picnic Site. Parking at this site is good and free. Room for 20+ cars. There is a 2.4m height restriction if the barrier is in place (not locked last time). Not far to the shore. The shore is shallow so, […]

Nacton Shore












The least depth is 1.9m between halfway point and Swin Spitway SWM. Really want 3m least which needs a Walton tide of 1.6m for comfort, 1.1m if calm. It seems to shelve gently, safer water to the east. Likely to be worst when going South so at Wallet Spitway we […]

Swin Spitway