The cloud was overcast and slight hint of a chill wind so we set off along the footpath alongside the edge of the creek where we bumped into two friends of one of our walkers who were restoring a sailing barge , have a look at the photos below .
We followed the footpath along the edge of the water and even with the tide out the views were great with the a few waders looking for food along the mud flats .
There were a lot of boats or wrecks that gave a hint to a working past and sad to see them left to rot and unloved , what tales they could tale .
The sun made an appearance and suddenly it became very warm by the time we got to Ham Street where we stopped for a coffee break and take our coats off. It was near here we had really good views of a Hen Harrier soaring in the sky .
After a needed break our leader insisted we carry on our planned route so up on through to Upchurch, past the church and then across the fields wending our way back to Halstow. Not a long walk but a real great day out and advert for being retired
Typical Creek View With Tide Out
Spring Is On Its Way
Near Ham Street
Old Fence Post
Awaiting A Grant ?
Following Photos By JC