Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Monday, 8 July 2013

Action on the River

Hi folks,

Bit of a shame because the main reason for attending was the Sea King Helicopter and RNLI rescue display but it was unfortunately cancelled at the last minute due to a shout.

Stepping into its shoes, the Kent Police display.

and their Jet Skis.

Vic 56 going back up the river with Rochester Cathedral and Castle in the background.

Then what I thought was the highlight of the day around the river entered this...............

The Svitzer Mallaig, a giant tug with fire fighting jets which is based at Gravesend.

that sent water high into the air.

The jets are computer controlled and held their position even as the tug did a 360 degree turn.

Powering down the jets after giving everyone a good soaking.

Well, what can I say, truly amazing.

Thanks for looking.

Best Regards, Mike


  1. An amazing spectacle Mike, well worth seeing ! Wonderful camera work.....
    Chris and Dave R

  2. Thanks Chris, you make it all worthwhile.
    Thank you for going back and leaving a comment on all the blogs even though you have been away. XXXXX

  3. Bless you was a pleasure !!
    Chris and Dave R

  4. Cor.... what a fabulous sight Mike ... super pictures! Wish I had been there!!
    E xx