Greta

Yesterday’s post, about Shepherd Neame pubs that we have drawn, led me to thinking about the lovely Greta!

Greta is a Thames Sailing Barge, used for cargo transportation along the Thames and Thames Estuary. She was built in 1892 and now works providing day trips for those who fancy a great trip out on the water! She works from Whitstable in the summer and she is moored at Standard Quay in Faversham for the winter months.

We have spent a couple of blissful days sailing with her, cared for by her Skipper, Steve Norris. We highly recommend it for relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of life! Steve follows different courses but you may see the Maunsell Forts built during World War 2 or sail through the imposing towers that make up the wind farm. You could travel and see Reculver Towers and maybe even seals near the Isle of Sheppey!

Greta Thames Sailing Barge  Faversham_Creek

Whitstable_Harbour

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