Tide’s Out


The River Thames is a tidal river, and the daily rise and fall of the tide is noticeable, especially out here in the estuary where the mighty river meets the North Sea. When the tide is in, the water laps at the sea wall, but then it retreats nearly a mile on some low tides. The seafront experience can  vary greatly depending on the day and hour of your visit. The tide was out this morning when we walked from Shoebury to Southend and back again, the weather changing from sunny to cool and overcast as the wind and tide moved in.