On a beautiful day eight of us got the train to Burnham on Crouch. We then caught a small ferry boat over the River Crouch to Wallasey Island. The island is an RSPB reserve and we walked the Marsh Flat trail past both Grass Farm Lagoon and Acresfleet Lagoons and then on around the grazing marsh and grassland under enormous skies where we ate our lunch listening to the skylarks and trying to identify birds.
We returned to Burnham on Crouch , again using the ferry where the ferryman was a font of knowledge regarding a series of wooden barricades that had originally been positioned at the mouth the Thames in wartime and then relocated to the Crouch as an early marina.
After a cuppa in the Georgian tea rooms, we continued along the river bank battling against the wind but still in strong sunshine, to Althorpe where we caught the train back to Liverpool St.
A very enjoyable day out.