Activities at Hullbridge Waterside were typical of a fine Sunday afternoon in midsummer. Loads of people relaxed in the grounds of the Anchor Pub that overlooks the Up River Yacht Club’s slipway and across the River Crouch towards South Woodham Ferrers.
A number of ski boats and fast runabouts were being launched at the Public Slipway; children were doing a bit of crabbing, and swans were begging for scraps. Kayakers arrived at the URYC slipway and they were helped ashore by the Yacht Club’s safety boat crew. I was surprised there were no dinghies racing, as conditions were ideal. The tide was making, and it was almost high water. Moorings were pretty full, but few yachtsmen were taking advantage of the fine weather.
I walked beside the River almost as far as Brandy Hole Yacht Club, but I couldn’t get as far as the Club, because the footpath was damaged during the winter rains and Rochford District Council has blocked the right of way until repairs have been carried out.
Anchor Pub at Hullbridge
Up River Yacht Club
South Woodham Ferrers
Brandy Hole Yacht Club
Rochford District Council