The Best Bench In Greenwich
Just look at this, folks. It’s probably been around for ages but it’s the first I’ve seen of it and it’s fab. A low-tide riverside bench of found objects – built almost certainly of flotsam and jetsam from the Thames itself – for a weary walker to rest in the sunshine. Of course they can’t be too weary – as, sadly I was when I found it. After having been on a long cycle ride I couldn’t actually move my stiffened pins enough to climb over the fence to get to it. But I will.
It’s on the bit of the Thames Path you can actually get to just now (just before the cycle path runs out where yet another developer encroaches upon it, and cyclists have to dismount to join the walkers), very close to Greenwich Yacht Club.
I have no idea who created it, when or why (hopefully someone will come forward and claim credit) but I absolutely love it. I love that it’s not for all-the-time – it must get completely covered when the tide is high, probably with just the jolly yellow chap’s head sticking up above the water, and yet when the water’s low it becomes the perfect place to watch the wild birds, Thames Clippers and even the odd yacht pass by.