Saturday, 9 October 2021

9th October 2021


Cruise Data
Total Trip Distance: 3.00 (nm)
Total Fuel Used: 7.89 (ltrs)
Total Trip Time: 1:40:35  (hh:mm:ss)
Total Engine Hours: 1:00:25 (hh:mm:ss) 
Total Stop Time: 0:40:10 (hh:mm:ss)
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Crew: Ray & Annette
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Log Entry Time: 11:48:23
date 09 Oct 2021
elapsed_distance 0.25 NM
elapsed_time 00:10:00
heading_degrees 132°
latitude 51.27378294
longitude 0.51787029
accuracy_meters 3.2 M
engine_status ON
engine_time_elapsed 00:38:00
weather_description Light clouds
weather_temperature 19.5 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 19.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 1.9 Kt
weather_wind_direction 45°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 70%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1022 hPa

Log Notes: Engine started. 
Moved to marina fuel berth in order to top off fuel tanks for winter lay up.
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Log Entry Time: 12:09:00
date 09 Oct 2021
elapsed_distance 1.5 NM
elapsed_time 00:37:41
heading_degrees 132°
latitude 51.27378294
longitude 0.51787029
accuracy_meters 3.2 M
engine_status ON
engine_time_elapsed 00:38:04
weather_description Light clouds
weather_temperature 19.5 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 19.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 1.9 Kt
weather_wind_direction 45°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 70%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1022 hPa

Log Notes: Departed fuel berth after filling with 102.66 Ltrs of diesel.
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Log Entry Time: 12:26:44
date 09 Oct 2021
elapsed_distance 1.5 NM
elapsed_time 00:37:41
heading_degrees 132°
latitude 51.27378294
longitude 0.51787029
accuracy_meters 3.2 M
engine_status ON
engine_time_elapsed 00:38:04
weather_description Light clouds
weather_temperature 19.5 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 19.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 1.9 Kt
weather_wind_direction 45°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 70%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1022 hPa

Log Notes: Arrived Fairmeadow, Maidstone.
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Log Entry Time: 12:27:50
date 09 Oct 2021
elapsed_distance 1.5 NM
elapsed_time 00:38:54
heading_degrees 34°
latitude 51.27378923
longitude 0.51782519
accuracy_meters 8.6 M
engine_status Off
engine_time_elapsed 00:39:09
weather_description Light clouds
weather_temperature 19.5 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 19.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 1.9 Kt
weather_wind_direction 45°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 70%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1022 hPa

Log Notes: Engine Off
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Log Entry Time: 13:06:49
date 09 Oct 2021
elapsed_distance 1.5 NM
elapsed_time 01:16:10
latitude 51.27376436
longitude 0.51787559
accuracy_meters 8.6 M
weather_description Light clouds
weather_temperature 19.5 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 19.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 1.9 Kt
weather_wind_direction 45°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 70%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1022 hPa

Log Notes: Engine On. 
Departed Fairmeadow and headed back downriver
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Log Entry Time:13:28:40
date 09 Oct 2021
elapsed_time 01:40:05
heading_degrees 153°
latitude 51.29246066
longitude 0.51264863
accuracy_meters 3.2 M
weather_description Light clouds
weather_temperature 19.5 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 19.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 1.9 Kt
weather_wind_direction 45°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 70%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1022 hPa

Log Notes: Arrived back at our home berth. 
Log complete.
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Saturday, 18 September 2021

18th September 2021


Cruise Data
Total Trip Time: 3:14:31 (hh:mm:ss)
Total Engine Hours: 1:48:02 (hh:mm:ss)
Total Stop Time: 1:27:00 (hh:mm:ss)
Total Trip Distance: 7.8 (nm)
Total Fuel Used: 13.81 (ltrs)
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Crew: Ray & Annette + Nicola, Ellie, Joshua
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Log Entry Time:11:09:38
date 18 Sep 2021
elapsed_distance 0 NM
elapsed_time 00:00:11
heading_degrees 222°
latitude 51.29246832
longitude 0.51261992
accuracy_meters 4.9 M
weather_description Overcast clouds
weather_temperature 21.7 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 21.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 3.5 Kt
weather_wind_direction 143°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 66%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1011 hPa
engine_status ON
engine_time_elapsed 00:00:00

Log Notes: Journey started. 
Departed from Allington Marina on a round trip to East Farleigh and back via Allington Lock with friends. First time boating for them on the Medway.
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Log Entry Time: 11:57:48
date 18 Sep 2021
elapsed_distance 3.5 NM
elapsed_time 00:47:38
heading_degrees 270°
latitude 51.25542615
longitude 0.48636738
accuracy_meters 8.5 M
weather_description Overcast clouds
weather_temperature 21.7 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 21.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 3.5 Kt
weather_wind_direction 143°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 66%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1011 hPa
engine_status OFF
engine_time_elapsed 00:48:09

Log Notes: River very busy with rowers, canoes, paddle-boarders and other boats. 
Moored at East Farleigh lock while our visitors when to have a look at the lock in action.
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Log Entry Time: 12:09:35
date 18 Sep 2021
elapsed_distance 3.5 NM
elapsed_time 01:00:00
heading_degrees 292°
latitude 51.25540919
longitude 0.48632713
accuracy_meters 4.6 M
weather_description Overcast clouds
weather_temperature 21.7 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 21.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 3.5 Kt
weather_wind_direction 143°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 66%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1011 hPa
engine_status ON
engine_time_elapsed 00:48:55

Log Notes: Departed from East Farleigh lock and headed back downriver.
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Log Entry Time: 12:35:02
date 18 Sep 2021
elapsed_distance 5.4 NM
elapsed_time 02:04:35
latitude 51.27130085
longitude 0.51921353
accuracy_meters 7.1 M
weather_description Overcast clouds
weather_temperature 21.7 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 21.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 3.5 Kt
weather_wind_direction 143°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 66%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1011 hPa
engine_status OFF
engine_time_elapsed 01:15:22

Log Notes: Moored at Lockmeadow, Maidstone for lunch.
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Log Entry Time: 13:37:06
date 18 Sep 2021
description
elapsed_distance 5.4 NM
elapsed_time 02:25:26
heading_degrees 185°
latitude 51.27121761
longitude 0.51922616
accuracy_meters 5.2 M
weather_description Overcast clouds
weather_temperature 21.7 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 21.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 3.5 Kt
weather_wind_direction 143°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 66%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1011 hPa
engine_status ON
engine_time_elapsed 01:15:22

Log Notes: Departed Maidstone heading downriver for Allington Lock.
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Log Entry Time: 14:01:27
date 18 Sep 2021
elapsed_distance 7.4 NM
elapsed_time 02:51:47
heading_degrees 169°
latitude 51.29560378
longitude 0.50538299
accuracy_meters 9.6 M
weather_description Overcast clouds
weather_temperature 21.7 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 21.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 3.5 Kt
weather_wind_direction 143°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 66%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1011 hPa
engine_status OFF
engine_time_elapsed 01:39:27

Log Notes: Moored in Allington Lock cut to enable our visitors to view the flooding of Allington Lock. 
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Log Entry Time: 14:14:12
date 18 Sep 2021
elapsed_distance 7.4 NM
elapsed_time 03:04:45
heading_degrees 112°
latitude 51.29559017
longitude 0.50537901
accuracy_meters 7.9 M
weather_description Overcast clouds
weather_temperature 21.7 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 21.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 3.5 Kt
weather_wind_direction 143°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 66%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1011 hPa
engine_status ON
engine_time_elapsed 01:39:42

Log Notes: Tight turn in the cut rather than back out but managed without a problem, headed back upriver to Allington Marina.
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Log Entry Time: 14:23:32
date 18 Sep 2021
elapsed_distance 7.8 NM
elapsed_time 03:13:36
heading_degrees 32°
latitude 51.29249606
longitude 0.51264758
accuracy_meters 5.9 M
weather_description Overcast clouds
weather_temperature 21.7 °C
weather_temperature_feels_like 21.5 °C
weather_wind_speed 3.5 Kt
weather_wind_direction 143°
weather_cloudiness 100%
weather_visibility 5.4 NM
weather_humidity 66%
weather_atmospheric_pressure 1011 hPa
engine_status OFF
engine_time_elapsed 01:48:02

Log Notes: Arrived back in our home berth.  
Cruise complete.
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Tuesday, 7 September 2021

7th September 2021


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 12:07
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone 
Destination Port: Allington Lock
Destination Arrival Time: 13:43
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone 

Waypoint 1: Maidstone Fairmeadow
Waypoint 1 Position: A229, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 12:25
Waypoint 1 Start: 13:21

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:36:00
Trip Distance (nm): 2.9 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 56:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 5.21
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 40:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.66 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: SE
Temperature (c): 29 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1021 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: Had to take advantage of a beautiful day and get the boat on the river, what better excuse than to pickup Annette after her morning working in the charity shop. Gentle trip upriver with nothing on the water apart from 'Kevayling'. Moored, single handed, at Maidstone Fairmeadow and had lunch ready as Annette boarded. Following lunch a return gentle cruise downriver, moored in our berth and a cup of tea before home.

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

17th August 2021


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 12:16
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 13:52
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone

Waypoint 1: Maidstone Fairmeadow
Waypoint 1 Position: A229, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 12:32
Waypoint 1 Start: 13:11
Waypoint 2: Tovil
Waypoint 2 Location: Clifford Way, Maidstone
Waypoint 2 Stop: 13:21
Waypoint 2 Start: 13:21
Waypoint 3: Allington Lock
Waypoint 3 Location: Lock Ln, Maidstone
Waypoint 3 Stop: 13:45
Waypoint 3 Start: 13:45

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:36:00
Trip Distance (nm): 4.7 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 39:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 7.89
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 57:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: NW
Temperature (c): 17 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1011 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Moderate 2M-5M
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + Marion
Cruise Notes: Marion's long awaited cruise on the river as she is staying with us for a week. Decided to use the opportunity to run into Maidstone and collect Annette after she had finished work. Set off from the marina on a very dull, cloudy morning and moored at Fairmeadow where Annette met us. Had lunch onboard before taking a short cruise further up river before turning and heading back to Allington via a trip to Allington Lock.




Sunday, 25 July 2021

24th July 2021


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 13:29
Departure Port Location: Castle Dene, Maidstone
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 15:12
Destination Port Location: Castle Dene, Maidstone

Waypoint 1: Maidstone Fairmeadow
Waypoint 1 Position: A229, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 13:46
Waypoint 1 Start: 14:53

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:43:00
Trip Distance (nm): 2.9 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 1:07:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 4.73
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 36:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.6 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: SE
Temperature (c): 24 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1009 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Moderate 2M-5M
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + Mike & Annette
Cruise Notes: A lunchtime cruise into Maidstone to give our friends a reminiscent cruise on the river being retired boat owners themselves. Quite on the river due to stormy weather in the morning. A pleasant trip with old boating friends.

Sunday, 18 July 2021

17th July 2021


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 07:18
Departure Port Location: Gibraltar Ln, Maidstone, UK
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 18:00
Destination Port Location: Gibraltar Ln, Maidstone, UK

Location HW: Allington Lock
High Water: 19:10
Location LW: Rochester
Low Water: 12:20

Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 6:08:00
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 4:34:00
Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 10:42:00
Trip Distance (nm): 41.8 nm
Fuel Added: 0 L
Fuel Usage (litres): 45.98
Engine Hours (Decimal): 6.13 h

Waypoint 1: Allington Lock
Waypoint 1 Position: Castle Road, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 07:27
Waypoint 1 Start: 07:46
Waypoint 2: Port Medway
Waypoint 2 Location: Hoop Doet Leven Brambletree Wharf, Wouldham Rd, Rochester
Waypoint 2 Stop: 08:57
Waypoint 2 Start: 10:25
Waypoint 3: Stangate Creek
Waypoint 3 Location: 51.4056219, 0.6939559
Waypoint 3 Stop: 12:12
Waypoint 3 Start: 13:46
Waypoint 4: Port Medway
Waypoint 4 Location: Hoop Doet Leven Brambletree Wharf, Wouldham Rd, Rochester
Waypoint 4 Stop: 15:30
Waypoint 4 Start: 16:30
Waypoint 5: Allington Lock
Waypoint 5 Location: Castle Road, Maidstone
Waypoint 5 Stop: 17:40
Waypoint 5 Start: 17:53

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 3 Gentle Breeze 7-10
Wind Direction: NE, E
Temperature (c): 26 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1030 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Slight 0.5-1.25m, River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: With two perfect tides it was to good to miss a chance of a full days run from Allington to Standard Creek out in the Medway Estuary. Departed early and locked through Allington Lock into the tidal Medway. A beautiful morning cruise with our first port of call to our friends on 'Odd Daisy B' at Port Medway Marina for breakfast, rafted up safely and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with them before setting off once more heading out into the estuary, steady cruise at 1400rpm with not many other vessels about. Arrived at Stangate Creek and laid and set our anchor then lunch, on a very sunny, hot day. After lunch we lifted the anchor and commenced our return journey upriver back to Allington. Many more sailing vessels about during the afternoon which meant keeping a keen lookout for sailing yachts tacking in front of us, all good fun. Passing through Rochester we called up 'Odd Daisy B' again as we had been offered afternoon tea as well. Again rafted safely beside her while we enjoyed a cup of tea. At 16:30 we set off for Allington lock with an incoming tide and made good time, arriving at Allington Lock with plenty of water beneath us. Passed through the lock then a short trip to our home berth in Allington Marina. A great day out with one of the longest single day trips in the log book.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

16th June 2021

 


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 14:47
Departure Port Location: Castle Dene, Maidstone
Waypoint 1: Maidstone Fairmeadow
Waypoint 1 Position: St Peter's St, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 15:14
Waypoint 1 Start: 16:28
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 16:55
Destination Port Location: Castle Dene, Maidstone
Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:08:00
Trip Distance (nm): 3.7 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 1:14:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 7.89
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 54:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Light Clouds
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 2 Light Breeze 4-6
Wind Direction: SW
Temperature (c): 28 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1011 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + Cymantha & Stewart
Cruise Notes: A very special cruise trip into Maidstone to ferry Cymantha and Stewart to afternoon tea at Lockmeadow, a thank you trip for their support during the last couple of months. Trip upriver marred by a stupid stunt by two idiots who decided to drop from Millennium Park bridge directly in front of us. Police informed and left them to deal with it.

On receiving the call that afternoon tea was finished we left Fairmeadow headed to Lockmeadow and collected our passengers then headed back to the marina, passing a very subdued group of youngsters still by Millennium bridge.