Dell Quay survivor

SHIPWRECK IN CHICHESTER HARBOUR

12 November 2017

Dell Quay, Chichester Harbour, Sussex

I sail my Solo dinghy at Dell Quay Sailing Club in Chichester Harbour.

 

A stone's throw away from the clubhouse is this wonderful shipwreck of a boat which has been there for as long as I can remember. I’m ashamed to say I know very little about the wreck, but I do know that Dell Quay has a long history dating back to Roman times. Over many centuries Dell Quay was a gateway for Chichester to Europe and the rest of the British Isles. Coal from Newcastle, wine from France, cloth, wool and more beside. There's a full history on the Dell Quay Sailing Club website. It’s worth a read.

This view has been photographed many times by many people but the trick to getting the right shot is managing what’s in the background. If you visit during summer months there will be lots of moored boats to clutter the view. The best time to visit is at low tide in the winter. Definitely worth a visit if you can bear the cold!

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