Gravesend sunset and sunrise

Rob PowellCruise Ships, Weather

March came to an end and April started last week with a pleasing sunset and sunrise over the Thames at Gravesend. The sun sets on March 31st behind the old West Street station pier at Gravesend. The pier was part of a platform at the old Gravesend West railway station that jutted out on to the river. About 10 hours …

2016 starts with beautiful Thames sunrise

Rob PowellBridges, Weather

2016 got off to an impressive start when a dramatic red sky appeared across the capital on Friday morning. With the new year just hours old, early risers and those still on their way home were able to enjoy a beautiful sight over London. Hues of red, orange and yellow were painted across the sky in the thirty minutes or so …

Thames estuary sunrise seen from Allhallows

Rob PowellWeather

It’s been a great week weather-wise, with warm days getting started with lovely sunrises. After the wondrous spectacle seen from Gravesend earlier in the week, which made five national newspapers the following day, I decided to travel out to Allhallows in Kent for uninterrupted views of the rising sun over the Thames estuary. In the minutes before sunrise, a warm …