Monday, 31 May 2021

31st May 2021



Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 11:02
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone
Waypoint 1: Maidstone Lock Meadow
Waypoint 1 Position: Undercliffe Boathouse, Bishops Way, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 11:30
Waypoint 1 Start: 12:39
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 13:01
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:59:00
Trip Distance (nm): 3.3 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 1:09:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 7.89
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 50:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: E
Temperature (c): 25 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1019 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + Amie, Danny & Louis
Cruise Notes: A very special short cruise into Maidstone today carrying our new crew member, Louis, our great grandson, on his first boat trip. A busy river today with lots of crafts of all shapes and sizes. Being the first good day this year it was great to be on the water. Moored in Maidstone so that Louis could have his lunch then back to the marina for the grown ups to have theirs.




Sunday, 30 May 2021

30th May 2021

 

Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 11:40
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone
Waypoint 1: Malta Inn
Waypoint 1 Position: Lock Ln, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 11:45
Waypoint 1 Start: 11:45
Waypoint 2: Maidstone Fairmeadow
Waypoint 2 Location: St Peter's St, Maidstone
Waypoint 2 Stop: 12:02
Waypoint 2 Start: 13:16
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 13:38
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:58:00
Trip Distance (nm): 3.4 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 1:14:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 7.89
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 44:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts):
3 Gentle Breeze 7-10
Wind Direction: NE
Temperature (c): 16 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1022 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette
Cruise Notes: Short lunch cruise to Maidstone, first via the Malta Inn where we turned without mooring. Headed upriver to Maidstone Fairmeadow and moored up for lunch. Having had lunch headed back to the marina to enjoy a sunny afternoon.

Thursday, 6 May 2021

5th May 2021


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 14:56
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone
Waypoint 1: Tovil Bridge
Waypoint 1 Position: 22 Millers Wharf, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 15:23
Waypoint 1 Start: 15:23
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 15:54
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 58:00
Trip Distance (nm): 4.6 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 7.89
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 58:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Partly Cloudy
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 2 Light Breeze 4-6
Wind Direction: NE
Temperature (c): 13 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1004 bar
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + Andy & Anita
Cruise Notes: After not seeing our friends since before Christmas 2020 we finally met up for afternoon tea on the boat. As Andy & Anita have their boat on the tidal waters at Medway Bridge we took them on a short trip up to Tovil and back. On arrival back at the marina we located Kevayling in her new permanent mooring by the old slipway. Wonderful afternoon seeing our good friends once again.



Saturday, 24 April 2021

24th April 2021



Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 11:12
Departure Port Location: Castle Dene, Maidstone
Waypoint 1: East Farleigh Lock
Waypoint 1 Position: East Farleigh Bridge, Farleigh Ln, East Farleigh
Waypoint 1 Stop: 12:00
Waypoint 1 Start: 12:00
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 12:47
Destination Port Location: Castle Dene, Maidstone

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:35:00
Trip Distance (nm): 7.5 nmi
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 12.47
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 1:35:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.58 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Clear Sky
Preciptation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 3 Gentle Breeze 7-10
Wind Direction: NE
Temperature (c): 15 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1021 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette
Cruise Notes: Morning cruise upriver to East Farleigh Lock via Allington Lock first. Plenty of other river activity about due to the fine weather. Having reached East Farleigh we turned without mooring and headed back to Allington in time for lunch. Probably the first of many short river trips this year.

Monday, 29 March 2021

29th March 2021


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 11:37
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone UK
Waypoint 1: Tovil Bridge
Waypoint 1 Position: Millers Wharf, Maidstone UK
Waypoint 1 Stop: 12:04
Waypoint 1 Start: 12:04
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 12:46
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone UK

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:09:00
Trip Distance (nm): 4.7 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 9.07
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 1:09:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.15 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 3 Gentle Breeze 7-10
Wind Direction: W
Temperature (c): 16 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1021 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: River Conditions


Crew Names: Ray & Annette
Cruise Notes: A beautiful day with bright, warm sunshine, what a day to going boating. So we took the opportunity of starting up 'Kevayling' and going for the first cruise of 2021. A short trip upriver to Tovil and then an about turn and headed back. Not a long trip but so good to be back on the water.



Thursday, 18 March 2021

18th March 2021

Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 09:35
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone 
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 09:55
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone 

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 20:00
Trip Distance (nm): 0 nmi
Fuel Usage (litres): 2.6
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 20:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.33 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Preciptation: Light Rain
Temperature (c): 8 ℃
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray
Cruise Notes: De-winterised the boat in preparation for the new 2021 season. Oil and water levels checked. Chemical toilet brought back into operation and fresh water tank filled to 50% with added sterilisation tablets.

Engines both started on first turn of the keys and ran for 20 minutes.

Sunday, 25 October 2020

24th October 2020



Cruise Area: Non-Tidal River
Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 10:45
Departure Port Location: 27 Castle Dene, Maidstone
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 11:15
Destination Port Location: 27 Castle Dene, Maidstone

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 30:00
Trip Distance (nm): 1.64 nmi
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 3.94
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 30:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.5 h
Fuel Added: 105.64 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Precipitation: Light Rain
Wind Speed (kts): 3 Gentle Breeze 7-10
Wind Direction: SE
Temperature (c): 14 ℃
Pressure (mb): 998 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Moderate 2M-5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: Re-fueling trip, topped off tanks with 105.64 LTRs then carried out short trip on the river to warm up engines before returning to our winter berth.