PLEASE NOTE - Entrance to RIVER DEBEN, SUFFOLK changing - Jan 2017
Pick up OFFING BUOY and then BAR BUOY (shingle banks are often on the move). There has been a fairly dramatic move of the N. shoal which has moved towards the Felixstowe shore. Channel takes craft fairly close up towards steep-to shore line which needs careful pilotage coming IN/OUT but with good depth. Can alter with frequent storms.
Once passed this narrow section local buoyage is little changed. Bear in mind tides run fairly fast (wind over tide) not normally a wise time to experiment.
Foot passenger ferry runs daily twixt Bawdsey Quay and Quay by Felixstowe Ferry Boatyard.
Sent by Tony Ratcliffe OBE, HPO River Deben