On a wet Wednesday morning, I stopped in for coffee and a chat at the Fisherman's Chapel in Leigh-on-Sea. I met some lovely members of the congregation, one of whom sailed. He went home to bring me back a nautical chart of the whole Thames Estuary, from Tilbury to North Foreland and Orfordness. What a fantastic gift!
The whole map measures 79 by 112 cm. The sliver below shows my current area of exploration on the North shore from Tilbury to Southend. I am intrigued by the visual notation and nautical language of this chart. I look forward to studying it and perhaps incorporating some of this visual language into drawings made in the studio.