With 7 days to go until the 2014 Thames Barge Driving Race , Philip Bisset caught some of the hard work and detail going into getting the barges ready at South Dock Marina. It is always interesting to see what artwork will feature each year on each barge.
CPBS barge Steve Faldo waits its turn whilst Thames Clippers Balmoral gets a clean up
Also outside the dock and on the buoys the GPS MARINE – Shell Bay
Inside the south dock was City Cruises ELEANOR ROSE – recently back from drydocking at Isleworth where she was delayed by about 2 months (reason unknown) and due to have a £250,000 refit (according to previous press article) , however exterior wise little changes can be seen except doorways?