This village is one of the Sussex backwaters, as one might say.
They actually do this along the minor tributary streams and in the backwaters.
The backwaters of the bay were brackish, with low-salt content.
One end was moored to the lower side of the backwaters inlet; the other to the opposite bank upstream.
Shiplake has more than the ordinary share of backwaters and bye-streams, and on this account is a favourite resort of anglers.
I have still faith, though, in a certain medival barmaid I chanced upon in the backwaters.
We bathed in an ice-cold burn with temperature little above freezing—at dawn, indeed, the backwaters were ice-bound.
They have fallen out of the great world of life and passion into eddies and backwaters.
The black bullhead was abundant at the upper stations on each river, especially in backwaters having mud-bottom.
The result is that the osier-beds on the eyots and by the backwaters—the copses of the river—are almost devoid of life.