Sun, sea and sand 2020 - Pop up walk!

Fri 10th Jan 2020

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
14ml.
Start Time
10:30
Route
Benfleet Station (09:51 from Fenchurch Street Station) Finish: Shoeburyness Station (many opportunities to finish earlier if necessary)

A chance to top up your suntan on our annual trip to the seaside, when we follow the Thames to the north sea. The invigorating breezes will blow away the winter blues. No significant hills this year and largely mud free. To include the pier walk (2 or 1 concessions)

General Notes
Light refreshment stop on route (suitable for bring your own). Buy return ticket to shoeburyness. (Cheapest tickets on C2C website but must be bought 3 days in advance)
Start and Finish

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Walk Report

Sun, Sea and Sand 2020, Friday 10th January 2020
28 walkers, 14.5 miles (16 miles for those who reached the elusive Wetherspoons) - leader Ron Williamson
No rain, no snow, no mud, no hills, no navigational problems, hardly a challenging walk; just a great opportunity to enjoy each other's company without having to worry about where to place our next step. A chance to witness a murmuration, watch seals swimming in the Thames, visit a lifeboat station 1.3 miles out at sea and walk on a sandy beach leaping effortlessly over the groynes. Then as the sun disappeared in the west a chance to observe a majestic full moon appear in the eastern sky and combine with the refracted rays of sunlight to produce the most awe-inspiring sunset.
A few yards to the station to board a waiting train to end the day, but half of us wanted more and decided to walk to the nearest Wetherspoons which mysteriously seemed to have been relocated! It was therefore some half hour later, and now in the dark, when our walk concluded and as promised our winter blues had been blown away
Photos by Gavin Fuller and Godfrey O'Callaghan; more by Gavin and Keith Lane on the group Facebook site.

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