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Friday, April 18, 2008

Lewisham: confluence of the Quaggy and Ravensbourne

"The confluence has influenced human settlement and communications from at least the 6th century A.D. The village originally sprang up here..." (information plaque)



The Quaggy (right) joins the Ravensbourne (left, with a weir just out of view) before heading north to join the Thames at Deptford.



While I was standing there killing time on Thursday morning, waiting for a train, two colourful mallards fluttered down from overhead into the confluence, like emissaries from Eden.



A beautiful view down at the Quaggy from Station Road, with wood pigeon below, but spoiled by plastic bags in the trees. (Satellite view)

Harry Lemon (Foreign Correspondent)

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