Don’t get caught out by the tide
It sometimes takes visitors by surprise how big the tidal range is at Chiswick – over five and a half metres – and because of the shape of the tidal river the tide takes twice as long to go out as it does to come in. People are often amazed at how quickly it rises.
The RNLI has a lifeboat station in Chiswick, which is the second busiest in the whole of UK and Ireland. Former lifeboatman David Clarke says the crew often find themselves rescuing people cut off by the tide.
Read his blog here: Tideway Tales