We are really lucky here at Iron Wharf Boatyard to have some wonderful historic vessels berthed here.
These are three fine examples of dedication and commitment from their owners to keep these barges restored and ship shape.
The pictures were taken at high water, so it is a very different view.
Tucked away under cover work doesn't stop for Mirosa. There will be maintenance and TLC happening throughout the winter so she is ready for her sailing season next year.
A perfect sunny Autumn day and here at Iron Wharf we are still hard at work craning and storing various boats.
Another project completed and floated out of the dry dock. Sloe Gin looks bright and gleaming after her brief spell in our Dry Dock.
Now summer is here we need to be aware of covering up and protecting ourselves from sun burn or sun stroke. It's easy to get carried away on a hot summers day and not take precautions.
Wear a hat
Use a suitable sun screen
Sprit has taken precautions with 'Doggles' to protect her eyes. White dogs are particularly prone to sun burn.
Our canine friends need protection too don't forget …… standing on hot tarmac not only causes burnt paws, but overheats the dog as they sweat through their feet. Find them a shady spot, provide a water bowl and never leave them in the car.
Happy 8th Birthday Master Kit, our youngest Bargeman. Always on hand to help and is very generous with his birthday cake.
Crew visits with his owner Lena, and he is turbo injected and super charged.
Relationship: Loves his mummy Lena's lap. He regularly goes sailing, rowing and not forgetting running.
It has been a long and very soggy winter this year, but today there is a ray of hope in the ait. Let the drying out begin ! There was a definate feel of spring today, hopefully we can hang up our waterproofs fairly soon.
As with all long established businesses there are always characters and stories to be told. We have Dillon to keep us amused and on our toes. He is known for falling off the quay wall into the creek, intent on retrieving his ball. Retrieving muddy dogs is one of the many skills our workforce has learnt over the years!
Even a few snow flakes won't hold us back here a Iron Wharf Boatyard. We always have plenty to do and today Jim will be checking around to make sure snow isn't piling up causing havoc with it's weight. The Boatyard looks particularly pretty today, and there is an eery quietness as the traffic is considerably less.
Iron Wharf Boatyard
Iron Wharf Boatyard in Faversham, Kent provides storage, containers, DIY yard, and many other services.