Bye bye Thames
23 July 2013 | Ramsgate
We took the first lock out of St Kats on Monday, gaining no advantage, as we stemmed the tide which still runs strongly in the upper reaches. We motor sailed into a stiff Easterly and finally crept into Queenborough to pick up a mooring in the early evening. This morning the crew went ashore to see the limited delights of the town. Harbour masters have such a rose tinted view of their domain. We took the last of the ebb out of the Medway, making better progress this time and enjoyed a leisurely sail round to Ramsgate. It didn't rain on us but this evening as we sit on the Yacht club balcony, overlooking the harbour and sipping a pint of Shepherd Neame, it's sultry. Tomorrow it's a longish haul to Brighton or similar if we get fed up or the weather turns against us. Probably another night passage beckons if we are to make Dartmouth by the weekend.