About The Thames Estuary
The Thames Estuary is a fascinating area to take a break for a weekend sailing. Here you can enjoy a world of contrasts.
In quiet river anchorages, the tide ebbs and flows, as it has done for thousands of years.
We often have the place almost to ourselves. It’s a perfect location to hear oystercatchers and other wading birds calling as they feed on the mudflats.
A short day sail up the coast is the hustle and bustle of commercial activity on the River Orwell at Felixstowe. Here is one of the busiest container ports in the UK where big tugs manoeuver ships arriving from all over the world.
Steeped in sailing history and tradition, the Thames Estuary is one of the last places in the UK where traditional boats are still a common sight.
This is also Trinovante’s ‘home’ and where our schooner was built so we know it well.