Friday, January 26, 2007
Elmley Island Sheppey bird reserve
In a word Bleak.It was a freezing cold morning and all the runnels and channels were frozen.
A strong bitter wind was blowing and wooly hats were pulled down over ears to compensate.
Elmley Island,The Village that disappeared,It used to have a church,Inn etc but now only one farm in a 20 sq Km area with only half a dozen trees.We stopped half way for a thermos of coffee and a rest.A bit muddy along the top of the sea wall,the average height of the land is just 2M Above Sea Level .A walk of about 7 miles .Good to get back home after the obligatory visit to a greasy spoon