Yesterday morning at the top of the tide we moved from our anchorage outside the mouth of the Humber estuary to a better anchorage just inside the mouth. In the early evening we caught the flood up river to Hull Marina.
|Zen Again tracks|
The anchorage just west of Spurn Point was much better. Pity the tide and wind stopped us getting there on Thursday afternoon. We put about 8nm on the log while anchored there yesterday as the tidal current of up to 2.5 knots flowed past. Lots of small overfalls all around.
|View across the Humber from our anchorage - a wide river!|
|Passenger ferry passing by|
|The lock opens!|
|Zen Again alongside the Hull Marina waiting dock|
|Zen Again in her new home|
The main church in the centre of town dates from the 1300s and has a magnificent tower. It is the largest in England - all those larger are actually cathedrals. Apparently the church will be promoted to cathedral status as part of the City of Culture events.
The weather has been spectacular today with barely a cloud in the sky. We spent much of the afternoon cleaning and tidying up the boat. The river side area of the city adjacent to the marina is staging a live music festival today featuring 30 local bands. Lots of people about and a great atmosphere.