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East Anglia Branch - Summer 2016 River Cruise
Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2016
On the 17th June, the East Anglian Branch and their
guests sailed from Ipswich wet dock on the Orwell Lady. The river
cruise took approximately three and a half hours, during which time
the Orwell Lady sailed down the River Orwell to Harwich and
Felixstowe ports and then returned back up river to Ipswich.
Although it had been raining throughout the day the rain stopped
for the beginning of the cruise. Everyone was in a jovial mood and
many were on deck with cameras in hand.
Greetings and glasses were raised to many passing vessels along
the route with everyone enjoying the relaxed and informal
atmosphere. Unfortunately, the weather didn't hold off and by the
time they were half way to Harwich and Felixstowe the rain and wind
began in earnest. However, it did provide an opportunity for
everyone on board to head under deck to sample the bar and the
cuisine on offer.
As they approached Felixstowe the rain eased and the winds died
down allowing the majority to make their way back to the deck to
take in the sights of some of the largest container ships in the
The return journey was kinder with the weather and many enjoyed
the sunset views from the deck. Two comedians were on board to
provide entertainment for the return leg. A raffle for the Branch
Education Fund managed to raise in the region on £400.00
The Branch is currently in the process of planning their next
event and hope the next one is as successful as this one.
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