Thames Trippin’

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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!

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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?

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