It is so sad to see once well founded boats left neglected and abandoned. But then again our boat builders need a steady stream of new orders to support the livelihood of themselves and their families. So maybe we should just accept that there will always be the boats of summer-day past, the boats of summer-day present, and the boats of summer-day future. Let us just remember the old and discarded as fondly as we can.
The stretch of tidal water called Bass Pool on the south side of Piel Island has been a focal point for WMYC sailors in 2019. Abandoned over looking the castle, as high up as can be carried by the tide, where the sand and seaweed give way to grass, lies a boat called ‘Inchree’.
Fleetwood Tide Times are available here courtesy of Tide Times.
Alternatively, Tidal Predictions for Fleetwood (and about 6,000 other places) for the current day and the next consecutive 6 are provided free of charge by the UK Hydrographic Office. Whether you’re in the sea, on the sea or near the sea, Admiralty EasyTide will quickly provide you with valuable tidal information to help you make the most of your time.
If you’re thinking about heading out of the bay to destinations further afield, Waypoints in Morecambe Bay 2008 is a useful diagram showing key buoys, bearings and distances – definitely worth downloading and printing out. Thanks to Dave McKone for passing it on – he put it together some years ago before the wind farms had even been thought of.