Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Heybridge Basin Walk in the summer sunshine

I now live in Cornwall and have done for over 10 years but my heart will always have a small place in Essex.
Essex isn't all Towie and white stilettos it has some gorgeous coastlines and although it might not be as rugged and have the same style of beaches that Cornwall has it is still lovely to spend time their with my family exploring the coast.

A recent visit was no different and after a day of rain the wet weather finally cleared up and by the evening it was actually feeling very nice.
We decided to take a drive from Chelmsford to the Blackwater estuary and walk along the river walk around Heybridge basin.
Heybridge Basin on the Chelmer and Blackwater Canal
Heybridge Basin on the Chelmer and Blackwater Canal
Heybridge Basin on the Chelmer and Blackwater Canal
Heybridge Basin on the Chelmer and Blackwater Canal
It really was beautiful and totally different to the beauty that I have begun to take for granted when in Cornwall. The boats bobbing gently on the water and the sun glistening a short walk with my mum, sister and nephew was the perfect way to spend a summers evening and when their are two pubs spitting distance from the water it would have been rude not to take advantage and stop for a drink.


Heybridge basin Estuary - Essex
Heybridge basin Estuary - Essex
Heybridge basin Estuary with the tide going out - Essex
Heybridge basin Estuary with the tide going out - Essex
 Heybridge basin Estuary with the tide going out - Essex

Evening walk with my Mum, Sister and Nephew
Evening walk with my Mum, Sister and Nephew

Next time your in Essex take the time to step away from the shopping precincts and town centres and take time to explore the gorgeous coast.