ThamesLark survey the history of artefacts and features washed up and eroded out by the tidal rivers and oceans and seas surrounding the United Kingdom, from our inspiration of the River Thames with it’s 2000 years of world trade to and from London, to the shipwreck history of the rugged western coast of Scotland, to the golden sands of the Isles of Scilly. Flotsam, Jetsam and all – we are UK Beachcombing. In addition to establishing the provenance of finds, ancient and modern, ThamesLark is a Beachcombing Creative for individuals and groups to express their creativity to produce unique art works; gifts; jewellery; decorative homewares; accessories; furniture and even beauty products to share and sell. We also encourage the performing arts through beachcombing and many disciplines and subjects from history to geography, mathematics to science all play a part in what we do. Whatever your interest, ThamesLark will inspire. Beachcombing is about a journey, finding a way, with numerous practical metaphors and applications for life from alchemical psychology and journeying to healing ourselves, our environment and our world. During 2015 ThamesLark will introduce practical beachcombing with information and resources, events, experiences, creative workshops, a club for all beachcombers, and the opportunity to purchase items from our Beachcombing Creative.
Intertidal Surveys - commercial utility hovercraft
ThamesLark provide and facilitate professional intertidal surveys on our commercial hovercrafts. ThamesLark are experienced in providing safe and reliable methods for using hovercraft to access difficult and demanding environments (shallow water, soft sediments or strong tides) around the coast, in estuaries, as well as ports, harbours and rivers - particular in areas where access using other vehicles may have been previously impossible. We also provide an extensive service obtaining landowner permissions where necessary to the survey. Additionally, the hovercraft can be used as a safe and sturdy working platform.
Typical applications may include:
- River embankment/jetty/pier inspection
- Harbour inspection
- Search and Rescue operations
- Client crew transportation
- Filming and photography
- Bird breeding, preparation of sites and maintenance