Sunday 20 April 2014

Easter Cruise

The Easter cruise this year was to Chatham Marina, part of the historic naval dock yard. Nine boats took part in the flotilla and departed on Good Friday afternoon. Due to a delay in getting visitor boats through Allington Lock we were unable to pass under Aylesford Bridge due to the tide height and had to return to the lock and await the ebbing tide. On Easter Saturday we were to cruise out into the Medway/Thames estuary but with high winds and gathering clouds it was decided to abort the trip and remain in the marina.

Sunday, our day of return, saw very bad weather with heavy cloud cover and near constant rain fall. None the less we set off and made a safe journey back up river, with navigation lights on in the middle of the afternoon!

Arrived back in our home berth safely but wet.