Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Mariners, St Mary's Island Chatham

Hi folks,

Well it's now Sunday and a bright day to walk along the river so Sue and I went to St Mary's Island and parked up. It was very cold and the wind did not help but we wrapped up warm and set off along the path from the Marina to the farthest point and came across this.

and this

and this, oops sorry about the Power station Eileen.

Have you guessed what it is yet?

Well it's the  Millennium Sculpture at the end of the Riverside Walk, beside the Finsborough Slipway, Chatham.

The words around it's base are as follows....

"Salt worn and weary eyes cask back. See hard lives carve proud history. Sailors, traders, whores or heroes. Kin of a river's family. Strong, lithe and young she's sailing on. Horizons, glories grow. Future floods in, past ebbs out. A city's story, far to flow".

Close up of the rear of the Sailor showing his pig tail and straw hat.

The Sculpture is by Sam Holland.

I thought it was very nice against the bright blue sky and the typical design of the modern houses in the area.

Hope you like this different view of Chatham.

Thanks for looking.

nite nite, luv Mike XX


  1. You have a very good 'eye' for a great photo Mike. These pictures are not only sharp and clear but super composition ! Loved looking at them.. Good 'ol Chatham... Mmmmm I'' forgive you the Power Station lol xxxx

  2. There Great Mike, I like the first one best.

  3. Amazing what you can come across while out walking. lovely pictures.