Tall Ships Parade

By | August 24th, 2014|Events|

Stormvogel, Albatross and Onderneming, three of our resident boats, will be on parade as part of the Tall Ships Regatta on Saturday 6th September. Further details here

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Open House Hermitage

By | August 24th, 2014|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|

We're excited to be part of Open House again this year. We'll be open to the public 10:00-16:00 both Saturday and Sunday so pop by and say hello. We'll have two visiting boats, dutch sailing barge Volharding and tug Touchstone. See our listing here.

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Swale 2014

By | August 6th, 2014|Flotsam, Hermitage Community Moorings|

05:30 Friday 1st August and the moorings was a buzz. Four of our barges were away to Faversham for the Kentish Sailing Association's 42nd Swale Match. It was the first down river trip for crew on Ederlezi so we had agreed to go in convoy. We hadn't got as far as Greenwich when we were pulled [...]

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Pudge at our June Open Day

By | July 31st, 2014|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|

Just got given a handful of new photos from June’s open day. Available on flickr, but this is my favourite. Don’t forget to join us at our next Open Day on September 20th/21st where Tug Touchstone will be joining us

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A still summers night

By | June 21st, 2014|Flotsam|

In the early hours the Thames can become very still, here's a shot (26mm, 10s, f9) from the upstream end of HCM (click for high-res version & more). Photo: Gavin Starks M/S Hans

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June Open Day

By | June 16th, 2014|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|

Hermitage is excited to welcome Thames Sailing Barge Pudge to our next open day. A Dunkirk little ship Pudge is usually based in Maldon, but will be available for you to climb aboard and ask her crew anything from her history to what she's like to sail. On Sunday we're offering a Foreshore Training course [...]

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Handrail Varnishing

By | June 16th, 2014|Flotsam|

Cindy and I (Elliot) started early on Saturday morning with the intention of restoring our beloved handrail to the shiny and pristine condition in which it was left by our predecessors two summers ago. In the interim it had suffered from the ravages of wind, water and sun, exuberant thumping of four sets of swinging [...]

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Tower Bridge Under Construction

By | May 20th, 2014|Flotsam|

Photographs of Tower Bridge being constructed are found in a skip. You can just see the HCM site on the left here behind the bridge. Picture: David Willoughby / Barcroft Media  

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Marinus emerges from the paint-ship

By | April 22nd, 2014|Flotsam|

Marinus, soon to join us at Hermitage, emerges from the paint-shop in a display that would make Henry F. proud

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Albatross off to get her new Mizzen Mast

By | April 15th, 2014|Flotsam|

Albatross now in the yard at St Osyth and with all the water gone we can't believe how we managed to navigate through!

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