Category Archives: Medway, Swale and the Kent coast

Medway, Swale and the Kent coast

A traditional boat festival at Queenborough

I missed the publicity for this do – but thankfully Nick Ardley was there. Maybe I’ll get along next time.

Here’s his report!

Ditch-crawler has a wonderful time at Queenborough Harbour Trust Traditional Boat Festival

Mac’s story

A week or two ago, the well loved barge skipper Mac sadly passed away far too young. In recent years he was well known for skippering the Lady of the Lea.

Here’s a great video of him talking about his sailing life. I know those who knew him have probably seen it, but I post it for those who, like me, didn’t have that privelege.

The 2016 Swale match is this weekend!

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It /is/ quite a spectacle – and well worth watching from a boat afloat or from the land – the point at Oare Marshes is a good spot.