The sea is on your right or maybe left (MIDWEEK DAYTIME)

Wed 11th Jan 2017

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Leigh On Sea Station; Finish: Shoeburyness Station ***IMPORTANT NOTE: UPDATED 3 January 2017: Starting point CONFIRMED AS LEIGH-ON-SEA*** (catch 09.34 from Fenchurch St)

All along the prom. with possible extensions, to include the pier and to 'The Parsons Barn', to be agreed on the day '

General Notes
Morning coffee at 'The Cliffs'

Entry Details:


Walk Report

The Sea is on Your Right, Maybe Left, Wednesday 11th January 2017
13 walkers, 11 miles - leader Ron Williamson
Glorious spring like weather greeted us as the hardy winter walkers promenaded along the 8 miles of Southend's seashore some taking the opportunity to walk on the beach or even eat sandwiches sitting on the sand. The resilience of the party was tested to the core, however, during the optional additional 2.6 miles walk on the pier, the return leg of which was into the teeth of a North-Westerly gale, so some of those holiday calories were burnt off and those who needed a challenging walk were not completely disappointed.
The majority of the party returned home from Shoeburyness, but four were seen to be running off to the nearest Wetherspoons, well as far as the bus stop.
For the second time in succession the pier was not conquered as this time we were thwarted by health and safety regulations which due to high winds excluded us from the final 60 metres, however, another attempt to reach the summit of our Everest is scheduled for next October.
Photographs by Keith Lane



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