Knowing, as I do, that half the world is agog to discover every feature and happening of ‘our’ river, I felt that I must waste a moment of your time with the following!

This photograph, and the one below, have little point without my stating 1: this dead tree is so heavy that Frances and I together cannot move it, 2: it was brought here and plonked down just where it is . . . by the flood water, 3: talking of water, the river when I took this photo was showing how it normally is at a lowish point of the tide.

Given that a tree of this weight would need quite a depth of water to float in freely, I reckon it must have been between five and six metres higher than it was for the photos.

There, I said you’d be interested!