Tall Ships Festival (4)

Posted: September 10, 2014 in History, Ships
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Another highlight of my day at the Tall Ships Festival was some smaller barges which was also present on the river.

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Seeing these barges which were once a familiar sight on the rivers of this country reminds me of a rather unique birdwatching trip I did many years ago on the River Blackwater in Essex. A barge similar to these served both as a mobile hide as well as accommodation and enabled us to get into some otherwise pretty inaccessible places on the estuary and all with no travelling or walking. It was a truly lovely way to travel and very restful.

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