Monday, 20 July 2015

Thames sailing barges in Whitstable

I cycled to Whitstable today with MyMateJohn and we both had a bacon sandwich, or 'sarnie' as it is known locally. We always pop down to the harbour which is still a working concern with fishermen and dredgers and the support vessels for the wind farm which has been installed just off the coast. Also in the harbour was the Thames sailing barge, S.S.Greta which we often see moored alongside the quay, ready to take passengers for a five hour trip around the coast at £35 per head.

Up in the town, opposite the cafe in which we were eating, the Whitstable branch of the local ladies' outfitters, Whites of Kent, were decorating their window ready for the best dressed window competition. 

 And their theme was the sailing barges.

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