Beachcombing on the Thames
We went beachcombing on the foreshore in Greenwich at the weekend. Some years ago we rescued a piece of driftwood from the Thames and used it to make a mantelpiece in our library/office. See it here. It’s been much admired and I recently created another driftwood mantelpiece for an interior design project in Bethnal Green. That led to a commission for yet another one, so on a relatively fine Saturday afternoon we headed down to the foreshore at North Greenwich at low tide.
Like any good beach, interesting colours and textures abound.
This could almost be a charcoal drawing, don’t you think?
We were pleasantly surprised that there wan’t too much horrid rubbish around. The odd circuit board. A bit of an old television. This bicycle pedal.
And a huge collection of iron nails and hooks. Like an ancient ironmongery had been sited there..
Great view across the river to Canary Wharf
Success! This is the piece of driftwood we found.
With our haul, we walked back along the Thames Path.
Past Richard Wentworth’s wonderful Slice of Reality
And this lovely timber structure
I love this seat.
The driftwood is now drying out in the garden. Stay tuned to see how the project turns out.