Join me for the second weekend of our trip to London and back to Essex with 280 tons of sand and stone, aboard the sand-barge Mark Prior.
This small ship sails from rural Essex to Deptford Creek in the heart of London every day, and as we sail along, we get to hear more about the Thames and its history from Skipper Peter Barc.
In the second 2 parts of the video series, we start from Canvey Island, pass under the Thames crossing at Dartford and pass many well-known landmarks.
In Part 3 of this 4-part series, we're sailing up the outer reaches of the Thames where empty tanker jetties mark the demise of one of the UK's major petroleum refineries, steaming past the UK's newest container port and looking up at the huge Dartford bridge . .
In Part 4, Mark Prior carries us into central London - passing the Thames Barrier, the Woolwich Ferry, and the Dome - and finally coming alongside at Deptford Creek . . .
Parts 1 and 2 can be found here.