26 June 2016

High waters

High waters are a feature of the riverside in Ham and they add considerably to the character of the place. Sometimes the high tides block my route along the towpath towards Richmond but I do not mind in the least as the joy of watching the water flow into and out of the flood plain far outweighs the minor inconvenience of having to wait, take an alternative route or just get wet.

One of the place that the water finds it easiest to escape the river and head into Ham Lands is next to Douglas Footpath and a substantial bridge has been built there because of it. Standing on that bridge gives an excellent view of the invading water.

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