In the spring and summer of 2017 I explored the length of the tidal Thames, from Teddington Lock to the Thames Barrier. Along the way I talked to people who work and play in the area – boaters, rowers, runners, anglers, mudlarkers – and immersing myself in the natural environment of the river.
I used the blog to chronicle my journey, which became the backdrop for a collection of short stories. Not tales of the Thames, but tales of all sorts of things that just happen to be getting their feet wet in the tide. I also completed a long poetry sequence, set along the river, which appeared in 2019 in Issue 21 of Long Poem Magazine.
It was a great adventure!