Here’s an update from late April
Q: Any update for the 2021 season? What are the chances for 1.4 metre draft on a spring tide which would also coincide with a lunchtime stop?
A: They‘ve done a lot of clearing of the sand at LW with a digger, so I’d say pretty good, AFAIAA more or less normal entrance now. It’s a regular cycle ride of mine. If you were thinking of a peaceful walk E to Appley, don’t. its a civil engineering work fest due to a sinkhole and main Ryde sewer.
See post 32
At Newport, the £370,000 dredging project is underway and will be carried out over the next two months. On my way back from LESA's haulout at Odessa Boatyard yesterday, I had to dodge the scoop. I will try to get information on the extent of the dredging but heard that the pontoons will be moved at some point.
SS26 LESA 33
I would post the pictures on here, but cannot seem to find a way to do it, the paper clip/image boxes don't work and cause a critical error message on the website. If anyone knows how to post pictures, please let me know and I will do so. (drag and drop doesn't; work either)
As an additional point, I initially thought Shawn had left and we would have to deal with the ex traffic warden as Harbour Master, but Shawn will be back soon. He took a few months break to do some ambulance driving I believe. Big sigh of relief when I heard he is coming back.
I posted a video and photos of Ryde Harbour which I took on 9 May on the SEAL sail WhatsApp so I think a lot of members will have seen these.