Winds and tides

We’re still in Faversham, but now we moved to the Oare Creek, a muddy channel where our life is regulated by the five-metres tide coming to visit every six hours.
In these last days we kept meeting very interesting people, as Bob and Lena. He’s English and she’s Swedish: they live by trading in boat’s spare parts coming from all over the world.

Their home is in Faversham Shipyard, surrounded by some of the oldest English boats.
In this wonderful location they’re restoring “Cambria”, a Thames Barge built in 1906, by using founds coming from the National Lotteries. Here the money are very well spent, financing projects that revive historical traditions and in the meantime create new working places.

It’s a great example to look at for all the territories where there is water (such as rivers, lakes or seas) and there are boats.

It allows to keep traditions alive, handing them down and improving the quality of life.

The weather has been very bad, with plenty of rain and strong winds: now the clouds have gone and we can appreciate beautiful starry nights, although the temperature drops as low as 1°C.

We really hope for the wind to calm down, even if the constant low pressure on the Mediterranean does not help, attracting winds from Norway.
We can’t wait to cross the Channel. See you soon.


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7 Responses to “Winds and tides”

  1. Giacomo and Jacopo,

    Wishing you fair winds. Are you going to sail arounnd the Kent coast? Are there any canals/rivers from where you are that you can take to get to the Channel?

    I did a post on your adveture on my Blog to share with my readers.
    Best wishes,


  2. My friends,
    Now you know how England came to be a mighty nation. The weather protects the island from invaders!
    This time of year, your window of opportunity will open for one day.
    And you will be ready!

  3. Stefano Polizzi says:

    Coraggio, dovrà pure arrivare quest’estate. Anche qui a Venezia sta piovendo tantissimo…
    A presto, spero.


  4. Harry says:

    Dear friends,

    A descendant of William 4th has his inheritance and is now our prime minister. The establishment has returned after 40 years. Find that window of opportunity fast! Good sailing, and stay brave.

  5. Giacomo says:

    Thank you Harry. should be on saturday. We still have to wait for a lot of press, skype, materials etc And the Doc crew is late. I should take the uk citizenship, and get a job, and marry a good girl…

    Waiting All my super best

  6. [...] Environmental campaigner and long distance rower Giacomo de Stefano has stopped off at Oare Creek near Faversham and is greatly impressed by the size of its tides and doubtless also by its [...]

  7. Bruce says:

    [...] Environmental campaigner and long distance rower Giacomo de Stefano has stopped off at Oare Creek near Faversham and is greatly impressed by the size of its tides and doubtless also by its [...]

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