On the River

I had a couple of days off from work last week. We decided to do something that we’d always said we would but had never got around to doing. We took a trip across to Tilbury on the Ferry.


The ferry has been in regular use since 1852. Currently the Duchess travels the Thames from Kent to Essex (and back again).

To the Pier

The Pier at Tilbury feels like it’s a remnant of a bygone age, whereas the new pier at Gravesend should attract more visitors to the town. Surely someone will gamble and start trials of a high speed ferry to Central London one day?


Whilst on the Ferry we were passed by another Sailing Barge, the Lady Daphne.
Nice to see another one in regular use!

Lady Daphne

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