Overview:Swinging the Lamp: Thames Estuary Tidal Tales - Pure salt water courses through Nick Ardley's veins: he was brought up on a Thames spritsail barge and 'sailed' the high seas on ocean going ships. For many years he's weaved his way through the Thames estuary's tidal creeks and rivers, mostly aboard his clinker sloop, exploring, noting and investigating, with his mate beside him.The estuary of the Thames is a world of constant flux. It is an artery of modern commerce and archaeology of past industry peppers its rivers and creeks. Flooded islands have become the domain of myriads of birds, nesting on hummocks of saltings and feeding on mud flats. Rotting wharves festooned with bladder wrack alive with life, the time worn ribs of barges the perch for cormorants. Around all of that, man has created new uses for disused lime, cement and brick docks. Boatyards, marinas and waterside housing have emerged like a water born phoenix from industrial ashes.Wending in and out of this, Nick Ardley weaves his magic, commenting.Beneath Whimbrel's swinging lamp he muses about old souls, the relationship of humble spritsail barge and shoal draft yachts, but all along he is alive with enthusiasm for the environment in this little corner of England...

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725645-9781781554982. It was written by the following authors: Nick Ardley. Book Swinging the Lamp: Thames Estuary Tidal Tales, which can be read online, published by the company: Fonthill Media. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Maps, Transport: general interest, True Stories, Biography, Travel. The book was published on 2016-04-21 00:00:00. It has 224 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 642 g. File for download Swinging the Lamp: Thames Estuary Tidal Tales has PDF format and is called swinging-the-lamp-thames-estuary-tidal-tales.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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