Thursday, 15 May 2014
The above picture is a very good example of why it is important to follow the buoyed channel on tidal and coastal waters. It shows Wells next the Sea at low water. The buoyed channel follows the deeper water shown in this picture. However even at high water there is very little scope to head straight across the sands without finding oneself on the beach.
Even seemingly more gentle waterways such as the Trent and Ouse have charts highlighting the deeper water channel. Many boats each year find themselves high and dry after either ignoring the charts or worse still not having them at all!
It doesnt take much time to make yourself familiar with the route you need to take where ever you plan to cruise.