Thames Sailing Barges

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GemmaJF
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Thames Sailing Barges

Post by GemmaJF » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:56 pm

Brief visit to Maldon Hythe Quay to see the sailing barges, phone piccies I'm afraid as was on my motorbike and don't carry a DSLR with me when riding! Nice contrast between the wooden hull of Hydrogen and steel hull of Xylonite. Couple of links at bottom of the page for more info these sailing barges.

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http://xylonite.co.uk/

http://www.top-sail.co.uk/the-barges/hydrogen/
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Re: Thames Sailing Barges

Post by GemmaJF » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:12 pm

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Re: Thames Sailing Barges

Post by DenisR » Thu May 04, 2017 11:29 pm

Hi Gemma

Just love them old Thames barges.
Remember watching Cost on TV and seeing them.
Wish they did a kit of them.

Denis.

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Re: Thames Sailing Barges

Post by Brian077 » Fri May 05, 2017 12:28 am

great photos Gemma. Like the rusty old weather beaten ships.
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Re: Thames Sailing Barges

Post by GemmaJF » Fri May 05, 2017 5:38 am

Glad you enjoyed the pictures Denis and Brian.

If I get chance I will try and get up to the estuary and see if I can get some pictures of them under sail. We live in an area with a very flat landscape and open farmland, so just now and then we catch the amazing sight of these sailing up and down the estuary. :D
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