A lovely sunny day if still rather chilly. Tide was going out. Pleased to see the Shelduck, and a swan performing an unconscious party trick. A nice little small tortoiseshell braving the wind but enjoying the sun.
After a pretty dreadful and sad week family-wise I went for a walk along the Crouch from South Fambridge. It has been a lovely bright sunny day. I took a few photos, messing about with my “old” camera and just enjoyed the tranquillity.
A few photos from a leisurely stroll from the Anchor, Hullbridge to Brandy Hole and back. Lovely sunshine and refeshing breeze, with a few folk just messing about on the river.
Chillier but another lovely day
A lovely sunny and ridiculously hot day today. I took my cameras out to the river and these photos were taken with my small digital camera. I saw a grey heron and some little egrets as well as shelduck and may have some decent photos on film (remember that?), but I will have to wait for processing. Otherwise you may just spot them here looking rather fuzzy.
It was an hour after low tide when I started, so the tide was coming in towards the end of my walk.
The flat downstairs from a rental flat we own has effectively been destroyed by fire. Cosmetically our flat is not badly damaged but we need to assess what unseen structural damage there is.
The downstairs tenant caused the fire with a candle / lantern in the hall and she has lost most of her furniture and goodness knows what else as well as a place to live. A lot of it is bagged up for rubbish collection.
The photos are of the burned flat, not ours. It is just shocking what damage can be done in a short time. Thank goodness no one was hurt.
It is a sharp reminder to be careful with candles this Christmas and always. They should never be left unattended.
I don't know about saving the planet but some people quite literally have money to burn.
Sea front property at St. Aubin and sea view at St. Clement between the showers
The end of a beautiful day. After dropping the office post in the nearest box just in time, I took a walk around the fields and woods. Autumnal colours and views to the towers of Southend five or six miles away.
Sitting on a log by the footpath on the south side of Hockley woods, the only sounds were from the breeze in the trees and the woodland birds. I fancied I saw a sparrowhawk high up.
Photos from last evening’s walk around the north-west end of Hockley Parish