Program 634: Holy Land Easter; Mudlarking; Higher Tides
Release Date: 04-03-2021
A London "mudlarker" who searches the River Thames at low tide for buried objects describes how discarded items can connect us with life in the Victorian era, and even as far back as Roman times. Plus, hear what high tides threaten to bring to coastal communities around the world, and celebrate Easter at sites mentioned in the Bible.
- Eva Marie Everson, author of "Reflections of God's Holy Land: A Personal Journey Through Israel" (Thomas Nelson)
- Lara Maiklem, author of "Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames" (Liveright)
- Jonathan White, author of "Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean" (Trinity)
- Eva Marie Everson provides links to her books, and personal reflections, on her website.
- She writes about 44 biblical sites she visited in "Reflections of God's Holy Land: A Personal Journey Through Israel."
- Lara Maiklem is the author of "Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames." She has hosted a TedX presentation on her mudlarking findings as well.
- The Thames Explorer Trust has updated information on its website about when guided tours of the Thames foreshore are scheduled to resume.
- Lara also recommends the Thames Discovery Programme for guided low tide walks along the Thames.
- At last word, the free Museum of London was hoping to re-open in mid-May 2021. Among its exhibitions are objects found in the Thames.
- Marine conservationist Jonathan White is the author of "Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean."
- Fundy Force is working to harness the energy from the extreme tidal variations at the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia.
- Tide charts for coastal locations in the United States are available from NOAA.
- Rick and Gene explore Brunelleschi's Dome in Florence in their book, "Europe's Top 100 Masterpieces."
More with Lara Maiklem - Licensed "mudlark" Lara Maiklem tells Rick what she wears to explore the murky shores of the Thames at low tide in London. They also discuss where all of the small clay pipes you can find are coming from. (runs 2:19)