Further along is Heybridge Basin our final stop on this windy wet tour.
|Life before the mast Heybridge Basin|
|A fine view and a fine pint at The Old Ship|
Heybridge Basin where the 12-mile navigation from Chelmsford pours out into the River Blackwater through and ancient lock now modernised. Next to its quay two pubs eye each other up, The Old Ship Inn and The Jolly Sailor.
Again, there is the constant song of rigging on mast. There are few people about; we imagine the area is overflowing in the summer; with people sailing and a regular tide of visitors ebbing and flowing from the nearby caravan parks.
We toss a coin and enter The Old Ship, two pints and a portion of chips (make that two please).