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Title: Tilbury
Post by: ianwateral on April 28, 2016, 11:38:37 am
Good afternoon, I'm hoping to visit the Tilbury area in the near future and was wondering where's the best location to view and photograph passing vessels?
Many thanks.


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: Bob Scott on April 28, 2016, 12:17:43 pm
If it is a bright, sunny day, it is better for photography to take the ferry over to Gravesend where there are several good vantage points, including the ferry pier where you will arrive from Tilbury. Inbound ships pass very close to Tilbury landing stage but for most of the day you will be shooting into the light


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: ianwateral on April 28, 2016, 12:21:59 pm
Thank U very much the advice


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: Robert J Smith on April 28, 2016, 12:30:55 pm
Got to agree with BobS, the sun can be a problem at Tilbury but the inward vessels do get close and there is free parking on the ferry stage... if you can find a space  :)

View from Tilbury

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View from Gravesend

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Enjoy your visit

Regards

Bob


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: ianwateral on April 28, 2016, 12:32:44 pm
Thank you, would probably get the train to Tilbury.

The pictures look good,



Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: Robert J Smith on April 28, 2016, 12:39:51 pm
Hi Ian,

Unfortunately the train no longer goes to the riverside station (Cruise Terminal & ferry), the nearest is Tilbury Town which is probably a good mile from the river although you may be able to get a taxi to the ferry stage, might be more difficult getting back. I believe the rail station in Gravesend is a lot closer to the river.

Regards

Bob


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: ianwateral on April 28, 2016, 12:43:14 pm
Probably best to get the train direct to Gravesend then


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: Bob Scott on April 28, 2016, 01:02:35 pm
There is a shuttle bus between Tilbury Town railway station and the landing stage but, as you say, it would be better to go to Gravesend. There is a high-speed train service (140 mph) to Gravesend from London St Pancras. It takes just 20 minutes.


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: ianwateral on April 28, 2016, 01:52:57 pm
Thank you very much for your help, its gratefully appreciated


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: Riverman2903 on April 28, 2016, 03:57:37 pm
Hello Ian,

Gravesend is a much better option for public transport and also amenities such as pubs/cafes etc. Can recommend The Three Daws by the river/ferry, if it's nice you can sit out and see whatever is coming up river in plenty of time. You can always pop across to Tilbury Stage on the ferry if you are lucky with timings as anything inbound will be on the Essex side. Suggest you just have a wander around to find best spots for you, there are a number of higher vantage points to the West (upriver) of the pier or you can go downriver to the prom where there is plenty of seating and the natives are friendly!

Enjoy your day!


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: ianwateral on April 28, 2016, 05:54:57 pm
Many thanks for your advice.
Will definitely have a wonder round.


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: Clyde Dickens on April 29, 2016, 09:35:54 pm
To all who have found these posts interesting  and useful

For good locations please record them for later use in the Shipspotting Locations subcategory under the Harbour Overview Images Category

There is a guidance FAQ under the Category Standards and Guidance heading reached from the Support tab on the Home page

Clyde


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: PietB on May 04, 2016, 01:11:20 pm
Hi Clyde

IT challenged! Can you please take me click-by-click to the best spotting locations link?
Many thanks.

Piet B


Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: Clyde Dickens on May 04, 2016, 09:00:42 pm
Hi PietB

To see information about shipspotting locations follow these steps

On top right hand corner of Home page, click on Photo Search, go the drop down menu for Category, scroll down to Shipspotting Locations (under Harbour Overview Images) and click on that, Click on Search now! At foot of panel.

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To record information for later use by all members see the guidance FAQ under the Category Standards and Guidance heading reached from the Support tab on the Home page

Clyde





Title: Re: Tilbury
Post by: PietB on May 05, 2016, 08:44:41 am
Thanks!