We’re in the ‘draw off’ zone which means low tide on the Twickenham stretch of the River Thames means lowwww.

The Port of London Authority open the sluices at Richmond Lock so that no water is held back at low tide and the river drains to its natural level. The draw off operates until 19th November and means the PLA can undertake maintenance on the lock and sluices.

Low tide at Twickenham means a chance to amble across to Eel Pie Island, a real set back to the island’s bid for tax haven status as revealed in the ‘paradise papers’ leaked this week. At least they have some water on the other side to keep ’em separate from the riff raff on the Surrey side.


Looking downstream

What no Thames?

Looking upstream

Eel Pie Island

Richmond Lock

Misty morning, Richmond Lock