Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Up the Thames

Dad holding up the QEII Bridge!

Phew! A very busy and exciting day yesterday - we travelled 40 miles from the Medway River up to St. Katharine's Haven Marina, immediately next to Tower Bridge.
It was a fantastic journey with so much to see and we even managed to sail quite a bit of it…the Thames Barrier, the O2 Arena, the Cutty Sark, the Royal Navy College at Greenwich, the Shard etc. I felt pretty privileged to be a part of Dad's first sail up the Thames - it certainly wasn't easy when we reached St. Katharine's Marina. The wake from speedboats made trying to moor against the wall of the lock very difficult indeed… I'd be lying if I said it wasn't slightly stressful!

Once we were in, we found our berth near the Royal Barge and in spitting distance of Tower Bridge… yes, this is the life!

Me using the little strength I have to hold us to the side of the lock!

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