A trip organised by the

 London, Southend, Whitstable HOME 

A trip organised by the "Old Flames" on the paddle steamer Waverley from London to Southend and Whitstable on Saturday 11th Oct 2014.

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Map of first half of trip enlarges

"Blood Swept Lands and Fields of Red" in the Tower Moat

London Assembly Building

The Shard and HMS Belfast

The tug that helped us turn round

Police Boat

Art Deco windows Hays Warf

Shard Reflected and "Walkie Talkie" building

More Reflections

Tower of London

Tower Bridge opens for us

and closes again

High Rise flats

Hanging Dock gibbet by" Prospect of Whitby"

Retained crane as a memorial

Pseudo Dutch Houses

West India Dock

The O2 Dome

Panorama of Canary Wharf

More Flats and the  "Electric Razor"

Sugar Factory, mothballed

"Emirates Air Line" Cable Cars


Woolwich Free Ferry

Thames Barrier

Fast Waterbus

A fellow photographer on the boat

Sluice Gate at the entrance to Barking Creek

Sewage Incinerator

Dartford Crossing Bridge

Tug going backwards

Electricity power lines crossing the Thames high up

Finding her sea legs after refreshment

Container Port

Rubbish Tanker

The Shard shining like a beacon

Container ship, with its own inbuilt Dock??


London Cruise Terminal

They were Customs' Cutters!

Power Station

Detail of coal loaders

Ship's Engineer

Cranks driving the paddles at the side of the ship

The Cranks

The Dining Saloon


Map of second half

A Sikh Temple

Videoing Southend Pier

Southend Lifeboat Station

Setting the gangways up

Whizzing past

An Empty Tanker

Nimbus Clouds?

Forts on the Horizon

Yacht and windmills

Detail of the London Array on the horizon

Windmills In Line

Hats copying funnel colours being knitted

Yacht Race

and Race details

Watchers at the rail

Catamarans racing

A Wherry (see Rainbow picture) further down

Drinkers waving to us as we pass

Entrance to Whitstable Dock



Old Cart on the roof

Bright Red Hair

Oyster Boats

Coloured nets




Lobster Boat

Vacuum Dredgers


Mr Cod

Mr Gull

Black and Red

Hoping for a discount

For sale??

The Paddle Steamer Waverley

Rain coming

Quayside plus rain

Helen and Michael inspect stones in a wall

Waverley from the rear

Steve gets a new angle

Raining offshore


Fish Shop

Beach Huts

Hotel Continental

Market Cabin

The rain has stopped

Driven inside

Fishermen's Huts

Oyster Shells after  snack

Yacht Club


A side Paddle


A Stoker

Pink Cheeks enjoying a drink

Story teller

Evening light


Gravel Dredger

Isle of Grain oil and Gas storage

Thames Barge

Canvey Island Calor Gas depot

Oil Storage

Setting Sun


London Container Terminal

Container Port

O2 Dome at night

Tower Bridge Floodlit

Canada Warf


Bridge Open