TQ8382 : 'Waverley' in mid-river: full steam ahead

taken 2 months ago, 3 km from Leigh Beck, Essex, Great Britain

'Waverley' in mid-river: full steam ahead
'Waverley' in mid-river: full steam ahead
Photo taken on board paddle-steamer Waverley shortly after passing the West Leigh Middle marker buoy, while heading up-river at speed.

Waverley was throwing up a tremendous wake because we'd lost 15 minutes or so at Southend and were heading up-Thames at a gallop. Approaching Southend pierhead against an ebb-tide and a north-west breeze, we'd lost steerway and failed to berth at the first attempt. The skipper then let the ship drift out into the stream for some minutes - before re-starting the engines. We looped out towards mid-river before a second - successful - approach.

Photos I'd taken on previous trips show Waverley's wake when proceeding at a more modest pace: LinkExternal link LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8358 8207 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4641N 0:38.6369E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8355 8208
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