Category Archives: Medway, Swale and the Kent coast

Medway, Swale and the Kent coast

Mines and munitions around our coast

Mine map

What a bloody mess war leaves, in every imaginable way. This mine map – it shows a few other things as well – highlights some things most UK boat users don’t have to think about too much today, but it doesn’t take much thought to realise some of this stuff must still be there…

Take a look at the maps for your UK sailing area.

Kentish Sail Association cheque sends Sea Cadets on board ship


Swale Smack and Barge Match organisers the Kentish Sail Association last week presented Faversham Sea Cadets with a cheque for £1,000 towards the cost of sending some of the cadets afloat on the Maritime Society and Sea Cadets fleet of training vessels.

The vessels include two power ships TS Jack Petchey and sister ship the TS John Jerwood, and the brig TS Royalist.

The cheque was presented by the KSA’s longest serving committee member Lena Reekie, who has been involved in the association’s work to promote traditional sail in Kent for more than 40 years.

In addition to the successful Swale match, the association also funds young people to experience trips on sailing barge Greta and other water-based activities.


A happy and peaceful Christmastide to you all!

And if you’d like a little music, here’s a carol from the West Gallery era found in Kent and revived by some of us locals…