Last Sunday was the annual open day of the Lightship ‘Trinity’ at Tollesbury and it was also sunny. We went last year and quite enjoyed it so we thought we’d do it again.

‘Trinity’ is anchored at the edge of a channel through the salt marshes so that when the tide is out it is left sitting on the mud. It’s then a simple matter of following the path through the marshes to the ship and walking on board. The clever bit is not to walk out there a little before high tide because you could then be stuck there, with the path under water, until the tide starts to recede.

We went up into the light tower, as we did last time, where I took this photograph.

It’s a picture of one of the light assemblies with the bulb in the centre and a concave mirror behind. The upside-down person on the left is me. If you look carefully you will be able to see the channel and the bell shaped grey area is the deck at the stern of the vessel.

Having been to the highest part of the ship we went straight down to one of the lowest parts – the engine room. This picture is of Amanda down in the engine room about to start up the ladder.

One of the nicest things wasn’t even on the ship it was the patches of Sea Lavender flowering in the marshes.

In this picture you can see one of the numerous channels which run through these marshes.

Another nice little trip.