Arrived in Leigh just as the tide was ebbing so I was lucky enough to see a bit water before the tide receded and the mud flats were revealed.
The Ray at Leigh-on-Sea, looking west towards Hadleigh downs and Hadleigh Castle.
The downs are where the 2012 Olympic mountain bike competition will be held.
The shrimpers tied up and the water receding
Oyster Catchers Turnstones?
Endeavour, a shrimper of 1924 vintage.
This little lady went to Dunkirk in 1940 to rescue our boys from the beaches
The tide has gone leaving just a puddle in the Ray.
Memory lane, I played on this beach 50 years ago when visiting with my Nan, say after me, arrrgh...
Endeavour beached with the modern style shrimpers behind her
I spent an hour wandering about, had lunch with Mother in a local pub and treated us to some fresh local cockles, winkles and mud shrimps for our tea.