Trip: Ipswich Maritime Area and An Orwell Estuary Cruise
The Orwell Estuary is the only deepwater port between London and the Humber and was a vital naval base. The day starts with a guided tour of the historic waterfront and adjacent areas by Dr Paul Richards. Then at 12 noon, embark on the Orwell Lady for a cruise along the Estuary. The cruise starts in the Wet Dock, an artificial and very large lake made necessary by the tidal nature of the River Orwell. After the boat passes on to the river through a lock, it is possible to see many points of natural and historical interest throughout the cruise.