Monthly Archives: November 2011

4 – Two Tree Island to Benfleet

I have to admit that the last walk, which ended at Two Tree Island, had been a bit bleak.  It was overcast, and the tide was out, exposing the great piles of silt which constitute the Leigh Creek mudflats.  Boats sat uneasily, waiting for … Continue reading

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3b – Leigh-on-Sea to Two Tree Island

Leigh-on-Sea has existed as a centre for many, many years.  It was around long before Southend-on-Sea, but became a suburb of the larger town when Southend grew rapidly as a tourist resort.  Leigh is in fact recorded in the Domesday Book … Continue reading

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3a – Southend-on-Sea Pier to Leigh-on-Sea

Stage Three of our Coast of Britain Walk took place on a somewhat chilly day.  The receding tide exposed the wet mudflats.  The wind blew.  Walking was fine, but whenever we stopped it was not long before we became cold. Today … Continue reading

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