Category Archives: Essex

The Coastal Path Gets App’d

I was delighted, a few months ago, to be contacted by a very nice person called Amena Ahmed from a company called Pixelwork.  She was helping design a mobile App about the Thames Estuary Path, in conjunction with Essex Council.  … Continue reading

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11 – Coalhouse Fort (again) to Gravesend

HOORAY!  At long long last we have crossed the River Thames into Kent. Today we were joined by my uncle and aunt, John and Trisha, who came to help us celebrate the crossing of our first county border.  We started our … Continue reading

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10 – East Tilbury (again) to Tilbury

We woke to a bright but chilly morning.  It registered -8 degrees outside.  Alas, it also registered 38.4 degrees on my daughter’s forehead, as she explained in a weak voice that she didn’t really feel up to doing a walk this … Continue reading

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9 – East Tilbury to Coalhouse Fort

I could have called this post “East Tilbury to East Tilbury”, for all we did today was a short loop.  In fact, we were lucky to do even that this weekend.  Heavy snow was forecast for Sunday, and we had … Continue reading

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8 – Fobbing to East Tilbury

We started this eighth part of our walk around the coast of Britain back in Fobbing, where we finished last week.  This week we were again joined by my aunt, Jenny. Fobbing is a small village dominated by a large church, St … Continue reading

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7 – Benfleet to Fobbing

Appearances can be deceptive.  The day was crisp and clear.  Although there was a frost overnight the sunlight was thawing the ground.  The wind was almost at a standstill, and the waters of Benfleet Creek were unmoving, looking like a mirror.  This … Continue reading

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6b – The Lobster Smack to Benfleet

We left the Lobster Smack, heading north.  To our left was Holehaven Creek, a large body of water with views to the Coryton oil refineries on the other side. As soon as the Lobster Smack is left behind the landscape becomes entirely rural.  There … Continue reading

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