We were invited over to Wivenhoe today for lunch, and a possible sail, with Phil Cohen and Jean McNeil to discuss the project and ideas of mapping which we could possibly use for the project. We've been exploring ways to bring all of the strands of documentation together, and to make all of the information accessible during and after the project. Phil is a member of the Living Maps Network and it was great to chat with him about potential solutions.
After a fantastic lunch we went for a stroll through the town to the Wivenhoe Sailing Club pontoon to prepare his boat 'Gimble', a 14 foot gaff rigged tideway, in readiness for a trip up the River Colne. Yes, it's not connected to the Stour, but it was great to spend some time on the water testing my sea legs (which were fine) and reacquainting myself with all the necessary techniques. We even had time for a cup of tea and a slice of cake on the shore near Alresford Creek.