It’s November and that means we’re in the zone of the annual “draw-off” at Richmond Lock and Weir. This is the time when the sluices get opened meaning that water isn’t held back as the tide goes out and so low tides between Richmond and Teddington Lock get, well, really low. What’s the point? It allows the lock, weir and sluices to be maintained and the river bed to be inspected. And, for those of us who don’t actually work for the Port of London Authority it’s a time to take photos and have a good old nose around the river bank.
Here’s a pic from Twickenham resident Garth Tucker.
And here’s another, this time by the twickerati resident staff snapper.
This year’s draw-off runs from 1st to 23rd November.