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Archive for June, 2016

3pm safely moored up..

Posted by indigodream on 18 June, 2016

…at Limehouse Basin – the Medway has been a great experience, despite the weather.

Look forward to going there again some time 🙂

Big thanks to the St Pancras Cruising Club for organising the convoy – it’s been fab.

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1.10pm Great view!

Posted by indigodream on 18 June, 2016

Not far to go now 🙂

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11am Dartford Crossing

Posted by indigodream on 18 June, 2016

I’m enjoying being on the water but I would also enjoy being on the QE II bridge seeing narrowboats go by below 🙂

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9.47am Gravesend

Posted by indigodream on 18 June, 2016

The river is narrowing fast now – “Narrow” being a relative term – still about half a mile wide here :/)

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8.33am playing with the big boys…

Posted by indigodream on 18 June, 2016

At Gateway – MOL ship is 282m long and 40 wide; the tanker coming down is a diminutive 82m long….

At 18m long, Indigo Dream is just a bit of flotsam 😀

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6.09 time to turn left!

Posted by indigodream on 18 June, 2016

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Last night’s mooring: Queenborough

Posted by indigodream on 18 June, 2016

Did transit from Allington to Queenborough yesterday – bit wet for photos!

5.33am Convoy of 10 narrowboats well underway for transit up the Thames to Bow – AIS is on if you want to follow our progress 🙂

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Getting towards the bottom of the Medway

Posted by indigodream on 17 June, 2016

Bit empty out here!

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The Journey Back: Day 1

Posted by indigodream on 17 June, 2016

Wet Sue

Not the best weather!

So today we head from Allington down the tidal Medway to Queensborough, a relatively short hop but the weather is not nice.

We are the middle boat of a convoy with Doris Maria and Zavala ahead of us, Arthur Dent and Panacea behind us. Noteworthy day for Panacea, at lunchtime today in the Malta Inn Libby told us that today is Panacea’s 35th anniversary!

We are currently showing up on Marinetraffic.com doing a steady 4.9 knots, engine revs a mere 1000

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