Poor old David Walliams had a tough time swimming the Thames didn't he? Although the Thames is supposed to be clean these days, it was clear from his experience that there is still enough pollution around to make you ill if you fall in. Pollution and low water oxygen levels go hand in hand, so it was interesting to see this boat when we were on the tideway last week.
By the way, following my scary picture of Nb Leo's bow dipping into the water last week I heard from her skipper Kathryn who revealed as I suspected, that standing 60ft away on the stern she had no idea how dodgy things were up front. If she had, she might have closed the front doors!
Here's another photo taken at the time. I guess she faced at least twenty such waves.
Leo, who Kathryn tells me was built by Orion, has lovely lines and I reckon that although the bow and gunnels are low to the water, the good shaping of the bow kept the water away from the well deck as I think this photo shows.