Friday, 8 August 2014

July, 2014 - DAY TRIP TO CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

We spent an extra night in Ramsgate so that we could take a day trip to Canterbury Cathedral, a center of the Anglican Church and site of the murder of Thomas Becket.  We also attended an Evensong Service, which was a first for me.


















July, 2014 - PORTSMOUTH TO IPSWICH, UK

A rather uneventful series of passages from Portsmouth to Brighton to Eastbourne to Ramsgate to Harwich to Ipswich.  Lots of planning required to work with the currents and tides.  We spent over 4 hours planning the passage through the Thames Estuary, then had to change our route to avoid a new wind farm.

Passat II at Hasslar Marina in Portsmouth.

One of 3 forts in the shallows at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbor.  One is now a 5 star hotel.

Passat II in the lock at Brighton Marina.





The white cliffs of Dover.

Uncharted (new) Wind Farm in the Thames Estuary.