When over with a 12 year old I noticed a walk called Mud Larking. Hmmmm. What this turns out to be is a low tide scavenger hunt along the banks of the
Thames picking up artifacts from Neolithic times to yesterday.
We went, found some interesting items-clay pipes, broken pottery and so forth-and it definitely gave me a taste for more. One advantage to doing this sort of thing through London Walks was that they supplied a very learned archeologist to identify things for us.
Armed with tide charts, boots, and a rather inadequate map of an obscure corner of
we set out. It took us a while, as the nearest Underground station was out of service and this is an area of extensive urban renewal since the Blitz. You would not imagine it to be so difficult to find a river. London