Many Rivers To Cross

17 March 2017 // Many Rivers To Cross

The Sandbanks Chain Ferry Words & pictures: Melissa Mouchemore I was not in ferry-spotting mode at all. Too much to think about. Christmas – Oh God. Desperate for some sea air I considered the options given our commitments… We have to be in Camberley on 27th to do Christmas (again)…where can we go on to…? […]

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Many Rivers To Cross

28 May 2016 // Many Rivers To Cross

Symonds Yat – River Wye Words & pictures: Melissa Mouchemore Midsummer Eve Warm, still, overcast – my favourite summer weather – and a rare solitary weekend escape. The river languid and glassy, cumulonimbus woodlands rolling up towards the 500ft crag of Symonds Yat. Nothing to do but drink coffee on the terrace of the Saracens […]

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Many Rivers To Cross

9 December 2015 // Many Rivers To Cross

Mevagissey – Fowey Words and pictures: Melissa Mouchemore “… though she was a woman and middle-aged she dreamt not of a warm fireside and an easy chair but of a lifting deck and a straining mast, grey seas beneath a wind-swept sky. There, where the sky and sea mingle and where no land beckons, she […]

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Many Rivers To Cross

31 October 2014 // Many Rivers To Cross //On Water

The Harwich-Shotley-Felixstowe Foot Ferry Words and pictures by Melissa Mouchemore I am not alone. I am not the only middle-aged woman who has felt the urge to make a collection of ferries. I have found a companion – in book form at least. Found in the wonderful Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum in […]

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Many Rivers To Cross

9 July 2014 // Many Rivers To Cross

The Woolwich Free Ferry Words and pictures by Melissa Mouchemore. “A day the like of which few localities have upon their records, and one which for complete success has at no time or place been ever surpassed.” No one could accuse William Thomas Vincent, editor of the Kentish Independent, of underplaying the opening of the […]

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