BLAKENEY HARBOUR BUOYAGE AND LIGHTS - AS AT JUNE 2018
HARBOUR ENTRANCE AND CHANNEL BUOYS
An important part of the BHA’s work, in conjunction with Trinity House, is to maintain and improve the Harbour Buoyage.
NEW HARBOUR ENTRANCE BUOYS
CLEY CHANNEL MARKER BUOYS
Alastair McInnes who looks after the Cley Channel new buoys very helpfully sent us this.
“The Cley channel is now marked with a series of sponsored red, port hand, and green, starboard hand, buoys along with a series of withys some of which have red and green flags. The buoys mark the deepest part of the channel and the withys generally mark steep ledges. The channel is checked regularly at low and high tide. The start of the channel can be safely approached from Morston and Blakeney. Both approaches are marked with red hand buoys which lead you to the start of the channel near the yellow racing buoy No 6 and Welsh’s port hand buoy.
The approach from Blakeney starts at the first red buoy (Stiffkey Red Lion) which is near the large catamaran called Silver Fox. Head north towards the Watch house and Racing buoy No 6. passing near red buoys, Tigger and Welsh’s buoy. At Welsh’s buoy the starboard side of the channel is marked by the green buoy Jonathan Freegard Architects. See diagram 1.
The approach from Morston starts near yellow racing buoy No 5 and the first red buoy called the Flower family then passing red buoys DIMS, Howden, Greshams, Ali, Athill and to Welsh’s buoy
The start of the channel is quite wide look out for the port hand buoys and a few withys on the starboard side one of which is marked with a green flag. From Welsh’s buoy follow the reds Nelly and Bill, Five Kendalls and noting the green Peter Watson to starboard. See diagram 2.
RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
A new illuminated buoy has been sited at the mouth of Morston Creek as well as a depth marker and speed limit indicator on the South Side Sands (South of the old lifeboat House). We have buoyed Pinchens Creek as well.