Friday, 3 June 2016

Maldon, Essex

Way back on the 10th of April, Harriet and I joined other members of Cambridge Camera Club and the RPS East Anglia Region for a trip to Maldon in Essex.  The principal aim of the visit was to spend the afternoon on Kitty, a Thames sailing barge, but the morning was occupied wandering around the town and taking in the sights.  The barges looked splendid in their moorings, although at the time I took the pictures they clearly weren't going anywhere!

The statue is of Byrhtnoth, who died in 991 at the battle of Maldon.

There was some bird life around on the mud: mainly gulls of various flavours and black-tailed godwit.

There were also some rather unsavoury examples of Homo photographicus around, but we managed to avoid them - most of the time, anyway.

Back on the quay we spent a while looking at the boats moored there, including an old tug and several Thames barges.

Although the sun was shining it was rather bracing, so we retreated into a pub for a bite to eat before the scheduled sailing time of 14:00.  Look out for the next exciting episode...