Daily Archives: 30/06/2012

Cambria has a new website, but the Blog is still there

Readers of The Barge Blog may well have cast their eyes over Cambria’s website in the past.   Well yesterday saw a change in that a new Cambria website went live.  The original one, www.cambriatrust.org.uk, was very much geared towards the restoration project, and it was felt that something more appropriate to the barge’s future, as a charter vessel, was needed.   So the address above is no more, (although you will we think be re-directed), and the sparkling new website is at www.cambriabargecharter.co.uk

Never fear though, much of the story of Cambria has been transferred to the new site, together with the great pictures.   And the blog is still there, under the News tab, with all sorts of news and stories, as written by Matt Care.

(picture of Cambria at new Town Pier pontoon, Gravesend, by Dave Brooks)

Edith May makes a good Passage

The summer barge matches are under way and Ed Gransden tells me a bit about the Passage Match, as viewed from Edith May.

Edith May was officially first over the start line as Lady of the Lea and Ardwina went over seconds before the gun.   Edith May took the lead down the Thames and held it, going well throughout the day to be first barge into Harwich Harbour.   Even though she had to do a dog leg as she passed a buoy the wrong side, she still managed to win by a comfortable margin.    Repertor and Ardwina followed with Lady of the Lea bringing up the rear.

My picture depicts the barges trying to gauge the start.

(Words and picture by Dave Brooks)

 

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