Thursday, 27 February 2014

Overwater Marina

A long drive yesterday, up to Overwater Marina at Audlem for a boat test, then back again.  It's a lovely marina which we've boated past many times, but never been in.  An indication of how good it is, is that it's very nearly full.

Between April and October, there's a weekend water taxi service from this landing at the marina, to the bottom lock at Audlem, so people can take advantage of the village's pubs and shops.  The fare is a donation to the RNLI, and I'm told that last year the marina raised over £6000.

Like all marinas, though, this one is in a pretty exposed spot, so getting the test boat back into its berth with a stiff crosswind blowing proved rather tricky.


nb Chuffed said...

Chuffed was there for a few weeks the year before last. Lovely marina but very tricky cross winds as you found out!
We look forward to reading your review in due course

Sue said...

Hope you didn't scratch it Adam! ;-)