One thing I'll say about this inclement weather we've been having is that you really appreciate good weather when you get it. Yesterday we had been planning to have a trip up to London and take in an exhibition but when the sun came up and it was as clear as can be we decided to go to the coast. It was still a cold day but lovely and sunny.
We went to Walton on the Naze on the Essex Coast. It is rather a kiss me quick kind of a resort. It actually has some fantastic architecture but it's a little neglected these days. Here are some of the beach huts. I love them. They look a bit like a shanty town but they're bright and cheerful.
The big attraction of Walton for us however is not the pier and the sticks of rock but the Naze. It is a peninsula of a about 3 miles that has cliffs and salt marshes. It is scientifically very important as some of the first fossils ever discovered were from the cliffs and as well it is a fantastic place for bird watching.
Brent geese overwinter there in their thousands. I suspect they have nothing to do with the London Borough of Brent as when Trev spoke to them in a cockney accent they looked at him with cool disdain.
We finished up after our walk having a cup of tea underneath Walton Tower. Here it is casting huge shadows. It looks particularly Middle Earthish blocking the sun