Photos © Pat Tyler Monday, May 2, 2005
3:43 PM ~ Floating Dock on the River Thames
The afternoon low tide was at about 2 PM. If these boat owners intend to have access to Chelsea Harbor, they will have to wait for the next high tide to come in at 8:20 PM.
Tide differentials at London Bridge are approximately 4 meters, or 12 feet.
Notice the height of these pilings that hold the dock in place.
That is to allow the dock to rise and fall with the tide.
High and Dry
This picture of boats sitting on their keels gives new meaning to the term high and dry.
We previously have thought of that term when referring to desert locations.
Notice the terrace built into the river bank so the boats will
rest level when they are on the bottom during low tide.
London is a city of contrasts.
That fact is well documented in this picture of the traditional church beside its glass neighbor with hi-rise apartments in the background.
The William B
This tour boat plies the Thames on a daily basis. This is one of our favorite kinds of sightseeing activities and we intended to ride on it, time and weather permitting.
Stay tuned for our tour of London in a classic coach.
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