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Close attention, at Strand on the Green

Lunch at Bucklers Hard

Out of the Wind,  Old Shoreham

At peace with the world,  West Itchenor

Outside the Cutty Sark PH,  Greenwich.

Members of the Group are enthusiastic plein aire artists and enjoy painting or sketching on site. Every year, the Group decides upon a programme of “awaydays” on the third Tuesday of every month. Listed below are the locations visited over the years, many of them annual favourites, coloured red.  Working clockwise round the coast.

East Coast.

Woodbridge, R. Deben. Beautifully restored tide mill, estuary, classic boats, boatyard, river scenes.   Hoo St Werburgh, R. Medway. Mostly private now, but still has an old barge graveyard. Atmospheric!
Felixstowe Ferry, R. Deben. Timeless out-of-the-way backwater, old sheds, boatyard.   Faversham,
The Swale.
Working boatyard, Thames barges, houseboat colonies, views across salt marshes.
Pin Mill, R. Orwell.

Thames barges on the hard, famous Butt & Oyster pub, boatyard, houseboat community.   Whitstable, Thames estuary.
Working harbour and fish quay, beaches etc.

West Mersea, R. Blackwater. Estuary scenes, classic boat activity, moorings and beaches, big skies etc.  


Tollesbury, R. Blackwater.
Delightful back-of-beyond saltmarsh moorings, recycled lightship, boatyards.   Hastings.

Largest beach launched fishing fleet, harbour, old  fishing station, the famous Stade, listed netshops.
Heybridge Basin.

Lock from canal navigation to R. Blackwater, mooring lagoon, estuary views   Newhaven.

Cross Channel ferry port, boatyards, harbour arm.
Maldon, R. Blackwater.
Thames barge heaven, classic boats, working quay, working boat repair sheds.   Old Shoreham, R. Adur.
Muddy estuary, moorings, large houseboat community.
Leigh-on-Sea, Thames. Unspoilt  harbour near Southend, working fishing station, more big skies.   Chichester Harbour Venues.  
    West Itchenor.
Yachting activity, river views, sailing club, working hard, boatyard.

London skyline, plenty of river activity, Cutty Sark, some dockside, always lively.   Birdham.

Old tide mill, long-established marina and boatyard, spectacular river views
St Katherines Dock. Dock scenes, Thames barges, views of Tower Bridge etc.   Dell Quay.
Delightful unspoilt hard, yachting activities, boatyard, riverside Inn.
South Bank – Southwark. More London skyline, Thames traffic, bridges, bankside activities.   Bosham.
Chocolate box village, manicured waterside lawns.
Strand-on-the-Green Beautiful Georgian waterfront housing, Kew Bridge, classic river scenes   Hampshire.
Brentford Dock.

Where the Grand Union Canal reaches the Thames, old still working boatyards.   Keyhaven, The Solent.
Quiet backwater, saltmarsh moorings, distant views of I. o. Wight, famous Hurst Castle
Old Isleworth.

Backwater gem, nice waterfront, houseboat colonies, pubs with river views.   Christchurch, (Mudeford).
Dinghy sailing in the Harbour, beach huts, working quay, views of Hengistbury Head.
      Etc., etc!  

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