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Lost Cabaret – Tuesday 23rd July

One of it's last previews before heading up to Edinburgh join us for Almond Roca's Lost Cabaret:

By | July 22nd, 2013|Events|Comments Off on Lost Cabaret – Tuesday 23rd July

This weekend – Open Day 13,14th July

Its the Wapping Shindig this weekend, why not come by Hermitage beforehand to visit our historic boats? We're open both Saturday and Sunday 10-4. With a cafe serving tea, coffee and cakes. For the kids among us, there's even an activity sheet.

By | July 8th, 2013|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on This weekend – Open Day 13,14th July

Harbour porpoises

During a cruise up the Thames, we stopped just opposite Battersea park for some lunch, when someone said they saw dolphins. We all carefully watched the spot, and there they were again. Two small dorsal fins appeared briefly side by side, then disappeared again. They were swimming upstream against the tide but were quickly losing [...]

By | May 30th, 2013|Flotsam|Comments Off on Harbour porpoises

Sea Survival

A number of us attended a sea survival course run by City Sailing. This gave us a first experience of what its like to have your life jacket inflated, as well as the claustrophobic atmosphere within a life raft. The course was a good laugh despite its serious subject.

By | May 30th, 2013|Flotsam|Comments Off on Sea Survival

Wæppa’s people History Walk

Thank you to everyone who came to visit us for our open weekend. The sun was out, and it was nice to see so many new, and returning faces. We're especially grateful of Ray, from The History of Wapping Trust who took 16 of us for a walking tour. I certainly learnt a lot - [...]

By | April 7th, 2013|Open Day|Comments Off on Wæppa’s people History Walk

Shard reflecting winter sun

Early risers were met by this as they woke on February 17th.

By | February 17th, 2013|Flotsam|Comments Off on Shard reflecting winter sun