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Stangate

Pottering about on the River Medway

St Mary's Island Housing

Housing on St Mary's Island with The Mariners Sculpture by Sam Holland sponsored by local enterprise & Medway FM

Passing Gillingham Marina

Passing Upnor to port Gillingham Marina starboard with Kingsnorth Power Station beyond

Hoo Marina & Old Lightships

Hoo Marina with former Trinity House Lightships now converted as private dwellings

Hoo Marina

Another Lightship at Hoo Marina

Cockham Woods

Cockham Woods

Lighters by Darnett Fort

Old lighters by Darnett Fort built at the narrowing curve of the river to defend Chatham Dockyard from the Dutch

Hoo Island Fort

Opposite Darnet Fort now in private hands Hoo Island Fort, a number of abandonded small commercial ships, lighters & wooden vessels litter the banks

Commercial Shipping

At anchor by the fort as commercial traffic ply's upriver

Hatsu Container Ship

Hatsu Container Ship at Queenborough looking across Tailness Marshes

See Thamesport for Medway Container Shipping

Stangate old brickwokrs

Old brick works on the Burntwick Island approaching Starfleet Creek off Stangate Creek

Completed kingsferry fixed link bridge

Looking over Tailness Marshes to the completed Kingsferry fixed link bridge the Sheppey Crossing at twilight

Find out more on The Isle-of-Sheppey

Sunset over water from Stangate

The distant Kingsnorth Power Station

It's likely that a Yacht Track may be introduced to the River Medway as there are increasing conflicts between Shipping & small leisure craft

With Commercial traffic increasing & the volume of huge LNG tankers making for their terminal at the Isle-of-Grain, the introduction of a yacht Track will help eliminate potential clashes

Sunset over water from Stangate

Sunset as the tide drops over the Sharfleet Saltings

For Barge Sailing pictures navigate from Greta 1

For all Whitstable Harbour days boats & shipping navigate from Harbour Days

For all our nautical features navigate from Afloat

Join us on a Sailing Trip from the North Kent Coast see Boat Trips


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