It was my own fault for leaving the island about an hour before high tide.
I popped out for lunch about an hour before high tide was due at Eel Pie Island. At that point the water was lapping around the very bottom of my shoes, at the bottom of the bridge on and off the island.
When I got back, about 20 minutes later, the water was considerably higher. I haven’t got any wellies at work yet, so I ended up taking off my shoes and socks and wading through the water with my trousers rolled up.
It was either that, or very wet shoes for the rest of the day.
Enjoy my colorful socks!
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