Pushing the Boat Out At Shotley Marina

Shipwreck Pushes The Boat Out

Monday, May 21.

Hundreds of sailing, car and bike enthusiasts, flocked to Shotley marina over the sunny weekend to enjoy Minis, Harley Davidsons, the RNLI Lifeboat and a range of impressive artists. 

The eventful weekend started on Friday evening with the Ipswich Mini Owners Club monthly meeting in the car park opposite the Shipwreck bar and restaurant.

Shotley Point Yacht Club held their annual Open Day at the marina offering free taster sailing sessions, with alight breeze making conditions perfect.

Harwich's RNLI Lifeboat was on hand, just in case, but crew showed people around the impressive boat showing how they operate in emergencies.

Young and old were able to enjoy a variety of stalls and displays, with a children's area, without  tablet in sight, proved popular with old-fashioned table games, and colouring books.

Suffolk artistAnne Plummer put on an exhibition of outstanding collection of paintings and drawings of many peninsula beauty spots and iconic views.

The smell of scorched wood emanated from one tent as an engraver showed her impressive talent by burning bespoke messages and pictures onto wooden blocks. 

A variety of prints and clothing added to the colour and offer something a bit different.

As well as sailing from the yacht club, walkers were given information on the myriad of walks and trails around the Shotley peninsula as Shotley's Walkers Are Welcome group gave out information.

The fascinating HMS Ganges Museum was open over the weekend a usual.

The Mini club owners meets at the Shipwreck every third Friday of the month.

The Shipwreck bar and restaurant is open every offering a wide range of quality meals and refreshments.

Visitors can also stay above the restaurant in the boutique bed and breakfast the Shipwreck Loft. See the website here...

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