This part of the coast made me feel as though I was back in the North west of Scotland.
Well, in one sense it did, although the absence of icebergs gave me a reality check.
This coast is a maze of inlets, rivers and marshes and to get
anywhere it is necessary to go miles inland and back out again.
So after enduring the horrors of Colchester traffic systems and the maze of road works at New Maldon I eventually ended up at the boating marina of Burnham on Crounch.
nice it is too, a nice street, a nice row of shops, some nice pubs, a nice cafe, a good place to take photographs across the estuary to Foullness Island, then back inland again before escaping seawards towards that haven of East end refinement, Southend,