Wednesday 11 November 2009

Low Water

Would you believe that this is the Thames?! At Brentford, the river has islands ('Aits') in the middle and as the tide changes the main part flows down the Kew bank. This is the same spot where Ian and I had lunch at the Watermans a few weeks ago watching the tide change but I never imagine the water level could be quite so low, it looks like someone's pulled the plug out!
I loved the patterns in the mud and gravel - I'll have to look at the tide charts to see when I might get an opportunity to sketch

1 comment:

Margaret Cooter said...

I know those islands as "eyots" - great word! In total contrast, when it floods the road can disappear in places, and all those poor folk with riverfront property have to put sandbags out...