I haven’t been on the Thames Path since April, and last week’s walk didn’t turn out quite as planned.
Everything looked great at Hammersmith. My friend Alison and I had a great lunch at the Dove riverside pub.
But as we walked upriver along Chiswick Mall, we were stopped in our tracks by this flood.
To the left of the bushes in the centre of that photo is the river; to the right, the road. Spring tides on the Thames regularly flood this street. We should have checked the tide times!
We turned back, but some cyclists and motorists took their chances.
Still, the sun was shining and there were plenty more pubs to visit in Hammersmith.
While I’m on the subject of the river, I must tell you about the “Totally Thames” photo competition. I entered a picture of some London bridges into the contest. I was unsuccessful, but I was really impressed by the winners. They have everything from tall ships in Greenwich to mudflats in Essex, and all of the images are a million times better than mine.