Category Archives: Where to see barges
Geoff Robinson went to find and photograph sb Will yesterday, at South Quay, and, because it is a big area, had some trouble finding her. So he has kindly supplied the following directions which will be useful to anyone else on the same mission.
“First – many thanks for ‘Where to See Sailing Barges’ which I found interesting, informative and useful. I went up to South Quay, on the Docklands Light Railway today, specifically to find and photograph Will. It’s a very large area and I only found her after a long search, so I offer the following for anyone else who wants to go up to see her. Whether you arrive at South Quay DLR from the City OR the Lewisham direction, turn left at the bottom of the stairs, walk forward to the road, and cross at the traffic lights. On the other side turn left again and almost immediately you will see on your right a dock basin with a moored vessel named (I think) Le Sorrell – walk a little further on, then turn right and go down the steps onto the quayside OPPOSITE that ship. Ahead of you the quay turns to the left – when you reach the corner you will see Will a couple of hundred yards away. Useful tip for photographers – when you reach Will you will note on your left a flight of stairs leading up to a closed building – the top of those stairs provides an excellent high viewpoint from which to take photographs!”
Picture of sb Will courtesy of Topsail Events and Charters Ltd
After yesterday’s post of a list of places to see barges in Essex, we are now able to include
Kent and other places. Dave Brooks has kindly given us a list of where in Kent sailing barges may be seen, and has added a few other places.
Here’s the link to the updated page.