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Greta approaching Kingsferry Bridge

Approaching the raised road & rail Kingsferry Bridge on the Swale

Note piling works for new Isle-of-Sheppey fixed lnk

Linda & Melanie

Lidia with mum Melanie famous for her lovely home made cakes at Tower Hill Tea Gardens

Greta hasty sums before going under bridge

A tide check, a hasty measure of the mast 90' from the waterline & some arithmatic before contemplating passing under the bridge

Coaster passes under behind us

We're through with the tide guage showing we'd 6' clearance

Followed by the 4th vessel at this lifting with 25 mins wait for motorists

The tidal Swale seperates North Kent from the Isle of Sheppey becomes a shipping bottle neck at Kingsferry Bridge

Manned 24 hours by two watch keepers it's lifted 2000 each year

With the £100 million 4 lane road fixed bridge Sheppey Crossing opening in July 2006 the future of the old bridge must be in doubt

Simon's CK178

Simon begins to overhaul us

Simon's CK178 races ahead

Off Seasalter he's soon racing ahead

Tower Hill from Greta

Tower Hill the Tea Garden's slightly left of the large white building

For more pictures of Red Sands navigate from Red Sands Rendezvous : Red Sands 2003 for pictures off Whitstable Coast go from Greta 1 : Whitstable Harbour Day 2003

For news on the Red Sands preservation project see Seatribe

For all the Shivering Sands Army Forts & its Radio Stations navigate from Sutch & City 1

For the Navy Forts & their Radio Stations navigate from Radio Essex 222 & Sealand One

For details on all the Thames estuarty Forts see Fort Fax

Make sure you also see the NAB "Mystery Tower" the forerunner to the Maunsell Forts in Sailing the Solent

For all our nautical features navigate from Afloat

For the range of documentary Offshore Radio CD's, an audio visual tour around a Naval Fort in Sealand the Grand Tour VCD, books, & a video on the Army & Navy Forts visit the Offshore Shop

To book your sail aboard the spritsail barge Greta see Boat Trips

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