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Old 02 May 2005, 07:55   #1
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Saturday on the Royal River Thames (Putney to Gravesend!)

1 - Some small lock gates
2 - Look no hands!
3 - M25 Darford River Crossing
4 - An arty shot!
5 - Aparently this is a famous London Landmark
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What a load of Northerners!
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Did you blast past Gravesend Sailing club where a load of Dinghies were sailing? If so, you should have popped in, I was their Senior Instructor for the weekend, and would have supplied you a refreshing beer!
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had a go out on the thames today just to test the engine out how far past gravesend did you get the medways a nice run if you have lots of fuel

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Thanks for the offer of a beer but I'd already had two!!!

We got all the way down to Canvey Island in the end and used about eighty quid in fuel (ouch!!) but it was a very good day.

Cannot recommend it enough and I'm glad my mate phoned to say the Solent was completely fogged out so we could do this.

I think in future we might trail the boat down towards dartford and launch near there and see how far we get.

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1 - Some small lock gates
2 - Look no hands!
3 - M25 Darford River Crossing
4 - An arty shot!
5 - Aparently this is a famous London Landmark
looks great. i want to do a thames run (i'm based in St Albans and South coast and back in a day is a pain) Let me know when you are next out of Putney It would be great to meet up

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In my honest opinion the lower Thames between woolwich and southend is a pretty boring stretch of river that just eats up fuel, your far better off doing the stretch between woolwich to putney and then doing a second day exploring of the east kent coast from Whitstable or Herne bay, from Herne bay its possible to get out to the world war 2 sea forts in the estuary, down to the surface visable wreck of the Montgomery and down as far as the M2 road bridge on the Medway and back around the inside of the isle of sheppy in one tidal window, approx 120 nautical miles.

As an alternative turn right out of the end of Herne bay harbour and go around to Ramsgate or Folkestone , passing margate, Birchington and joss bay and back to Herne bay.

Next time you guys come south and want to do something other than the Solent give me a shout.
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