Dauntless Boatyard

April 16 – 23, May 13 – 23
Latitude: 51.5394754
Longitude: 0.5673898

Temp: 18°C
Weather: Few clouds
Tides: -1.54m falling tide

Wakering Boatyard

April 24 – 29
Latitude: 51.5335913
Longitude: 0.7157783

Temp: 18°C
Weather: Few clouds
Tides: -1.54m falling tide

Southend Foreshore

April 30 – May 13
Latitude: 51.5335913
Longitude: 0.7157783

Temp: 18°C
Weather: Few clouds
Tides: -1.54m falling tide

Mooring points

Dauntless Boatyard, Canvey Island: April 16 – 23

Wakering Boatyard, Wakering: April 24 – 29

Southend Foreshore, Southend Pier: April 30 – May 13

Dauntless Boatyard, Canvey Island: May 13 – 23

Flood House was transported by tugboat and moored in the following sites along the Estuary: Dauntless Boat Yard, Benfleet; Wakering Boat Yard, Potton Creek and Southend Foreshore. It was visible from the shoreline while in motion, and for an extended period when it was moored at Southend Pier for the first two weeks in May 2016.

The Thames Estuary

The Thames Estuary is the area where the River Thames meets the North Sea, in the South East of England. Its western boundary is near Canvey Island, while its eastern boundary runs from North Foreland in Kent to Harwich in Essex. It is the largest of the 170 inlets on the coast of Great Britain and constitutes a major shipping route for oil tankers, container ships, bulk carriers and ferries. The landscape of the Thames Estuary has an industrial, estuarine, wild quality, which is heightened by its vast skies, uninterrupted horizons and glimmering mudflats. Often considered to be lacking in the qualities required to make a picturesque landscape, the area has been referred to by the author William Mann as ‘bastard countryside’. It’s this bastard quality that we are interested in.