Friday, September 20, 2013
Thames foreshore: a very low tide Saturday morning
If you are interested in pootling along the Thames foreshore, there's a particularly low tide tomorrow morning (21st September 2013). The nearest tide table reference is for Tower Pier, so it's not an exact measure, but generally speaking it will be the lowest tide along the Thames in several weeks.
At 0.53m at 9.26am this is a good opportunity to see more of the features on the foreshore than you would usually be able to see.
It's always muddy and it has been considerably rainy recently, which will make matters worse, so if you do go wellies are required, and do be careful of the deeper areas of mud (taking a long stick with which to poke it can be a good idea) and be equally careful of broken glass. If you want to get the best out of it, arriving in advance of the low tide is always a good idea.
High tide at Tower Pier is at 1452 and will be at over 7m, so keep an eye on the water if you are spending some time down there! It can come in quickly, and it will be rising 6.5m in just over 5 hours. That's a lot of water.
The Thames tide tables are online at: