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Thread #88716 Message #1670116
Posted By: Richard Bridge
16-Feb-06 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
Subject: RE: Pub Song/ssn N. Kent UK SAT 18th Feb
There is a snag with that plan to use Southend Pier to shorten the jump, Girl Friday. Although Southend is almost due north of me, the pier points several degrees east of south, so if you successfully make the jump as described, you will land (if about 5 miles later) not in Lower Stoke, or even Allhallows or Grain or Hoo, but in Sheerness, the wrong side of the River Medway. South down Westcliff High Street should point you about right for Allhallows.
Another plan might be a rigid inflatable (boat) with a large outboard motor or 6, dodge the customs boats who keep an eye on the diamond smugglers who run out ot Allhallows, and try to make it into Yantlett Creek.
By the way, isn't Southend pier still in two bits at the moment? Some incident with a ship that cut it in half?