Friday, 4 July 2014
Final Chart Checks
I have now made all of the final chart and course checks ready for the off next Friday evening. The last chart to check was the ABP Humber bi-monthly Upper Humber chart. This section of estuary has sand banks that shift so often they are constantly surveying the area to find the best course for the shipping channels. Since our last run down the Humber the main channel from Trent End to the Humber Bridge has switched from the North of the river to the South!
This section of river has claimed many a boat, not just pleasure craft, commercial traffic is not immune from the shifting sands, so it is vital to check the latest charts before heading onto the estuary. Although the charts are current for our outbound trip we will check them again for any changes on our inbound return leg of the journey.