On Monday I was kayaking in the pouring rain (with one of the other Confluence artists, Simon Warner, and Andy Bell of the Biosphere team), and it was difficult to tell whether the wetsuits were to protect us from rain or river. With a wind blowing down the estuary, we were trying to follow our floating camera and environmental monitoring equipment as it was carried upstream propelled by the rising tide. What a day! The time we got out (at a place called ‘Little America’) we were frozen, but an amazing day, and great to be out in the elements working on tidal time. Thanks Andy for all your help, and Sarah for the hot tea!