After the success of the 2005 cruise (Link)
I've agreed to organise another one!
The date is set for Saturday the 10th of June. (I know its a long way off but after looking through the tide tables its the only date that works in our favour.)
I'm suggesting we all launch from Putney Embankment (Website)
It is a good slipway and we will have plenty of vehicles and willing hands to help out with launching on the rising tide. Parking can be difficult but detaching the trailers makes life easy if you don't mind a short walk.
Chas Newens Marine (Website)
will be open on the Embankment and they can drop you into the water if you don't feel happy doing this yourself. I think its about £8 each way
Alternative Launch Site
River Lane in Petersham(Website) seems to be a popular alternative launch site but its a good hour and a half upstream from Putney. If you choose to lauch here please leave yourself time to get to Putney for 1030.
The Morning Cruise
Once afloat we can head down the Thames on rising tide, past all the sights through the Pool of London, past HMS Belfast, under Tower Bridge and down towards Limehouse Basin and Canary Wharf. No doubt we will be stopping regularly for photos so this is not going to be a race in any form. We will be moving together.
British Waterways have moorings in Limehouse Basin (Website)
free of charge and we can lock into the basin up to 2 hours either side of high water.
Last time the Barley Mow pub over looking the entrance to Limehouse Basin was popular so a repeat visit is in order. Following our previous vist this time I will book a number of tables for us.
The Afternoon Cruise
After a nice lunch we can head a bit further downstream to see the Millenium Dome and the Thames Barrier before returning through the Pool of London to Putney.
There are no fueling facilites on the Thames that will be open during our trip. You will need enough fuel for the days trip
So if you interested please reply to this post with;
1) Your name:
2) Boat name:
3) Your launching site:
4) Number of people on your boat:
5) Number of people who want a place setting for lunch:
6) Roughly how high your A frame is from the water line: