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6a – Canvey Island Beach to The Lobster Smack

December did not allow us much walking, what with Christmas and illness, so we were all looking forward to doing a walk in early January, particularly as this walk was to get us out of Canvey Island and back to … Continue reading

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5 – Benfleet to Canvey Island Beach

Last week, the high tide was made all the more beautiful by the warm weather and clear skies.  This week, it was back to overcast conditions and a low tide.  Today was the first section of Canvey Island. Canvey Island has been populated for … Continue reading

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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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2b – Southend-on-Sea Pier

The reason we started our Coast of Britain Walk in the Southend area was because we knew we would be able to bribe the kids with trips to Adventure Island! There is something of a history to Southend Pier, and I … Continue reading

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2a – Shoeburyness to Southend-on-Sea

  Our first walk had ended at Ness Road in Shoeburyness, so this was where our second walk started.  At the end of Ness Road, behind the sea wall, is an HM Coastguard Station.  This looked very dramatic on the day of … Continue reading

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