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.