A River Runs Through It!
Monday 1st August 2016
Driving home after a photo shoot last week I was surprised to see the Great Ouse full of sails, so surprised I decided I had to delay dinner slightly and stop to record the event! Now I'm always surprised when I see activity on the River Great Ouse in King's Lynn and that is such a shame! So many towns make such good use of the rivers that flow through them and yet in recent years King's Lynn seems to have struggled. Sure if you go back far enough King's Lynn was a thriving port full of sailing ships carrying trade to and from other Hanseatic League members and more recently massive ships carrying Skoda's and Lada's from Eastern Europe but the pleasure craft side has never taken off. A few years back there were grand plans for a marina but they slipped silently beneath the water never to be seen again. The recently installed pontoons along the quay are an encouraging development but I can't help feel it's a shame that we don't make better use of the river.
(Pictures of North West Norfolk Sailing Week)