On “Cambria Watch” today with Hilary Halajko as ‘Kate Humble’, Hilary reports that Cambria left Brightlingsea bound for Harwich fine, but the pub were not ready for the delivery as they were awaiting a horse and cart. Therefore the crew had to sail Cambria back to the Colne and Pyfleet. This was a cracking sail in which Hilary described the Cambria as “going like a train”. Our Generator room is proving to be a useful drying area after a very wet day. Tomorrow we have a short sail up the Colne to Arlesford to await a tow to Rowhedge on Tuesday for a delivery to the Albion Pub. The Crew are all enjoying a curry this (Sunday) evening”.
I love that a Sailing barge struggles in to make the tide and then gets held up because there are no horse and carts available to unload! As Dave Brooks suggested wryly, “It might be taking authenticity too far”
Dave notes that he “ may have missed all the Cambria fun in Maldon but I did see a first for many a long year. Sails set on the Niagara. Fores’l and Main getting an airing. Niagara will be underway this season”. Dave supplies today’s picture. Tomorrow he will attempt to better his current world record number of barges seen and mentioned in a single blog post as well as attempting at the same time to out-do us all in number of barges in one photograph. Will he make it? A whole readership holds its breath……..`