The rivers Stour and Orwell join at the ports of Harwich and Felixstowe. On the photo is a sailing barge in the river Stour opposite the marina of Shotley.
Only the seaward end is dominated by docks and ferry terminals it is very rural upstream.
The River Stour is a river in East Anglia. It is 47 miles (76 km) long and forms most of the county boundary between Suffolk to the north, and Essex to the south. It rises in eastern Cambridgeshire, passes to the east of Haverhill, through Cavendish, Bures, Sudbury, Nayland, Stratford St Mary, Dedham and flows through the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It becomes tidal just before Manningtree in Essex and joins the North Sea at Harwich.