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03-14-2013 04:04 PM
aquaholic
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
Not hard to spot the English face there.
If you had summers we have to look forward to you might look just as happy
03-14-2013 01:06 PM
SloopJonB
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

Not hard to spot the English face there.
03-14-2013 11:19 AM
billsull
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

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Originally Posted by aquaholic View Post
...gave him a whirlwind tour of Chatham Dockyard, the Marina, lunch at the local Yacht Club and a sail on the River Medway.

Hopefully he enjoyed it...
I absolutely did enjoy it! Thank you Aquaholic, for being such a gracious host. I hope I get to return the favor some day!

In addition to a great day in Chatham, I was able to visit Greenwich and Portsmouth, plus many sights in London during my two weeks there. What a fantastic place - can't wait to get back (hopefully in warmer weather!)

Here a picture of Aquaholic and I, each at the helm of his fine vessel. All I'll say is that Aqua is the handsome one - I'll let you decide who is who!

03-12-2013 06:14 AM
CrewInCowes
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

In the evening you could visit a new distillery that recently opened just off Fleet Street. The first distillery in the City of London for 200 years. Lovely hand made stills (German) and you can get a tour too. cityoflondondistillery.com
03-11-2013 02:27 PM
Mor22
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

Didnt realize that post was so old when I replied. Well hopefully the info is useful to someone else going across the pond.
03-11-2013 02:24 PM
Mor22
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

We are heading over for a family visit and are planning a couple of days in Poole, Dorset. 2 hours fast train from London. There is a sailing centre with charters, lessons etc. there which you could google to see if there is something there for you. Also great boat trips along the coastline and around the harbor on either local tourboats or fast RIBs for some excitement. Considered a place of historic and national beauty, you would likely enjoy the trip.
03-11-2013 12:23 PM
aquaholic
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

I am pleased to say that I managed to meet up with billsull on his visit to London and gave him a whirlwind tour of Chatham Dockyard, the Marina, lunch at the local Yacht Club and a sail on the River Medway.

Hopefully he enjoyed it, and it was a pleasure to meet up with a thouroughly nice guy from the other side of the pond!
02-14-2013 09:03 PM
Omatako
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

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Originally Posted by Flybyknight View Post
Be sure to have your photo taken at the Greenwich Observatory with your feet astride the International Date Line, and checking your watch. With that photo, you prove that "You Have Arrived"!
Dick
The International Date Line is a loooooong way from Greenwich. Greenwich is 0°, the date line is 180° on the other side of the world. Just thought I'd mention that

One place that appears not to have been mentioned and all museums are a matter of personal interest but if you have ANY technical bent, you cannot go past the Science Museum. I spent a whole day in there and never saw more than half of it. It is spectacular.

See it here: Science Museum, London
02-14-2013 05:08 PM
aquaholic
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

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Aquaholic, thanks for the kind invite, subject of course, to my passing the background check! ;^) If you're available sometime on March 2 or 3, perhaps we can meet. I'll PM you.
Have got your PM and will drop you an email.
02-14-2013 11:58 AM
billsull
Re: What's a sailor to do in London?

Thanks to all - SN never disappoints when I need information!

Perhaps I'll post an addendum to this thread once I get across the pond. Given the short amount of time I have on this trip, I think I am going to focus on Greenwich and getting to the coast for a day. I'm also trying to arrange for my Admiral to come over for the final weekend of my stay, so it that happens, I expect I'll be spending that time traipsing through Harrods or in the West End. I'll grumble about missing valuable "keel kicking" time, but secretly, I'll enjoy those activities too!

Aquaholic, thanks for the kind invite, subject of course, to my passing the background check! ;^) If you're available sometime on March 2 or 3, perhaps we can meet. I'll PM you.
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