Tuesday, 17 September 2019

16th September 2019

Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 13:39
Departure Port Location: Gibraltar Ln, Maidstone, UK
Waypoint 1: Allington Lock
Waypoint 1 Position: The Boathouse, Allington Lock, Castle Road, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 13:50
Waypoint 1 Start: 14:06
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 15:56
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham ME4 4LP, UK
High Water At Destination: 15:03

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:17:00
Trip Distance (nm): 12.2
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 16:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 15.78
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 2:01:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 2 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Preciptation: Light Rain
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: N
Temperature (c): 18 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1021 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Moderate 2M-5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + 
Cruise Notes: Following lift in we departed from Allington Marina, passed through Allington Lock and headed back to Chatham Marina. Considerable rubbish in the river as far down as the Hawkwood Stone. After passing Snodland we were passed, at high speed, by a flotilla of high speed army assault craft going up river. Not sure who was more surprised us or the army. A rapid decrease in speed by them and a few exciting moments as we rode the waves! Arrived safely at Chatham.

Meter Reading: 543 Units

Monday, 9 September 2019

9th September

Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 07:43
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 09:57
Destination Port Location: Gibraltar Ln, Maidstone, UK
High Water At Destination: 10:15

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:14:00
Trip Distance (nm): 12.4
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 15.23
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 2:14:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.93 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Preciptation: Rain
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: SW
Temperature (c): 11 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1020 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Poor 1000m-2M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + 
Cruise Notes: Early morning start in the pouring rain saw us depart from Chatham Marina for the two hour trip up to the non-tidal Medway to be lifted out for the boats annual hull check and service. One of the few trips we've made where nav and instrument lights were required. Even with the poor weather it was a calm, steady motor up to Allington Lock and once through a short distance to Allington Marina.

Plan to be in Allington for a week before returning. 

Meter Reading: 543 Units

Friday, 23 August 2019

23rd August 2019


Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 11:15
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 11:30
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham 

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 15:00
Trip Distance (nm): 0.25
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 1.97
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 15:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.25 h
Fuel Added: 190 L
Fuel Remaining: 272 L

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: SW
Temperature (c): 26 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1022 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: Re-fuelled at fuel berth.

Meter Reading: 541 Units

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

31st July 2019


Date: 31 July 2019
Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 11:48
Departure Port Location: Gibraltar Ln, Maidstone
Waypoint 1: Allington Lock
Waypoint 1 Position: The Boathouse, Allington Lock, Castle Road, Maidstone 
Waypoint 1 Stop: 12:02 
Waypoint 1 Start: 12:16 
Destination Port: Chatham Marina 
Destination Arrival Time: 14:11 
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
High Water At Destination: 13:04

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:23:00
Trip Distance (nm): 12.7
Total Waypoint Stop Time: 14:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 16.96
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 2:09:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 2.15 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 4 Moderate Breeze 11-16
Wind Direction: SW
Temperature (c): 19
Pressure (mb): 1013 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Smooth 0.1-0.5m

Crew Names: Ray  + Andy & Anita
Cruise Notes: Return Kevayling to her home berth at Chatham Marina after four days upriver. Loads of debris in the river following a recent storm which made the first few miles somewhat difficult. Hard run against the tide in windy conditions but a safe entry in Chatham Marina none the less. Greeted in the lock by Annette.

Meter Reading: 540 Units


Waiting To Pass Through Allington Lock.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

30th July 2019

View Track: https://boating.page.link/EPURdxqweWkt4R566
Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 08:20
Departure Port Location: 27 Castle Dene, Maidstone 
Waypoint 1: Tovil
Waypoint 1 Position: Bridge Industrial Centre, Wharf Rd, Maidstone  
Waypoint 1 Stop: 08:50 
Waypoint 1 Start: 09:20 
Waypoint 2 Location: Medway Footpath, Maidstone ME16 8GE
Waypoint 2 Stop: 09:45
Waypoint 2 Start: 11:16
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 11:57
Destination Port Location: 27 Castle Dene, Maidstone 

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 3:37:00
Trip Distance (nm): 7.3
Total Waypoint Stop Time: 2:01:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 12.62
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 1:36:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.6 h
Fuel Added: 0 L


Sky State: Partly Cloudy
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 5 Fresh Breeze 17-21
Wind Direction: S
Temperature (c): 19 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1005 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m


Crew Names:
Ray + Simon Elliott, Hugh Dennis, Cloe + 5 TV Film Crew Cruise Notes:
TV Filming Day - We had been asked to use Kevayling in filming an up and coming TV program, which is why we brought her to the upper Medway this week. I departed from Allington and headed to Tovil to pick up the film crew and presenters of the program (one of which was Hugh Dennis, a well known actor). Having got all onboard we spent the next couple of hours stopping, starting, turning about and repeat cruise passes a site on the river. Finally disembarking at East Farleigh lock.

A great day, a great crew and much fun!


Meter Reading: 540 Units





29th July 2019

View Track: https://boating.page.link/WKY2RerG6jeVc39s5
Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Port Location: 27 Castle Road, Maidstone
Departure Time: 11:33
Waypoint 1: Maidstone Lock Meadow
Waypoint 1 Stop: 12:25
Waypoint 1 Start: 13:45
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Port Location: 27 Castle Road, Maidstone
Destination Arrival Time: 14:27

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:54:00
Trip Distance (nm): 7.5
Total Waypoint Stop Time: 1:20:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 12.31
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 1:34:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.56 h
Fuel Added: 0 L


Sky State: Light Clouds
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 2 Light Breeze 4-6
Wind Direction: SE
Temperature (c): 25
Pressure (mb): 1008 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m


Crew Names:
Ray & Annette + Megan, Noah & Matilda
Cruise Notes: Took the grandchildren on their first river trip up the non-tidal Medway to East Farleigh lock, where we turned without stopping. Moored at Maidstone for a sausage & chips lunch before Cruising down to Allington Lock where we turned again and headed back to Allington Marina. Cleaned the boat ready for filming tomorrow followed by tea & biscuits. Lovely day trip with each one of them taking turns on the helm.

Meter Reading: 540 Units




Sunday, 28 July 2019

28th July 2019


Departure Port: Rochester
Departure Time: 08:12
Departure Port Location: 51.3901090, 0.4981506
Waypoint 1: Allington Lock
Waypoint 1 Position: Castle Road, Maidstone 
Waypoint 1 Stop: 09:30 
Waypoint 1 Start: 10:00 
Destination Port: Allington Marina Destination 
Arrival Time: 10:14 
Destination Port Location: Gibraltar Ln, Maidstone, UK
High Water At Destination: 10:40

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:02:00
Trip Distance (nm): 9.9
Total Waypoint Stop Time: 30:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 12.07
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 1:32:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.53 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 4 Moderate Breeze 11-16
Wind Direction: NE
Temperature (c): 18 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1005 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Moderate 2M-5M
Sea State: Smooth 0.1-0.5m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: Day 2 - Taking Kevayling from Rochester Cruising Club upriver to Allington Marina, which will be our base while on the upper Medway. Dull, overcast morning but little wind which meant for a smooth passage upriver to Allington Lock, where we had to wait for vessels passing through the lock from the Medway Boat Festival. Arrived at Allington Marina where we were allocated a berth for our stay. Back with old friends.

Meter Reading: 540 Units