Thames Trippin’

by 3


Riding along the river Thames

“Hey, look at those seals,” Russ cried out, pointing towards the low waterline. Seals? In the River Thames estuary? Surely not. I could see four shapes that looked like the usual debris deposited by the receding tide. Logs perhaps, or plastic tanks. I grabbed my longest lens, and even at that range, the objects only mildly resembled large sea-faring mammals. But then one moved; it did that Seal Thing of bending in the midsection, its tail and head simultaneously lifting skywards. Like a fortune-telling fish in a Christmas cracker. They were, indeed, seals!

Sorry, but the rest of this article is for registered members only. If you have an account, please Login here. If not, you can get access by registering here for free.

Summer Sale!
£5 Off First Year’s Membership
Use this code “stsum5-19”

Members get access to exclusive content like this but they also get..

  • Fewer ads
  • Post comments to stories
  • Join in forum discussions
  • Sell unwanted kit for free in our Classifieds
  • Preferential pricing on Singletrack merchandise
  • Access more members only content

Premier members get more

  • Magazine content in print 6x/year post free
  • App access to future issues of Singletrack
  • Ad free website
  • Big discounts on shop merchandise
  • Access downloads like GPX files, PDFs, Maps and even eBooks
  • Full mag archive access to all Singletrack back issues

Premier membership starts at just £2.50

FREE TRIAL OFFER
Get 7 days Premier website access free with our membership plans.

Sign up for any of our membership plans and we won’t take payment from your account for 7 days. Try out the ad free website and access our magazine archive for free for 7 days. Cancel your account within the 7 days and no payment will be taken. Free Trial provides access to digital features only and does not include printed copies. Excludes gift subscriptions.

Comments (3)

    Nice little article. Seems like a lot of faffing though.

    “Seems like a lot of faffing though”
    Not to me, seems like a great day exploring, pity I’m not nearer.

    Or you could ride a signposted trail centre?

Leave a Reply