My seedlings are tucked away in the makeshift cold frame while the temperatures remain low. I've just received an email from PayPal/Ebay saying I've had a refund for the greenhouse I ordered back in April. Basically the company says they don't know where it is and now I'm struggling to find another. I think I'm going to have to make some kind of greenhouse out of plastic sheeting and wood to get me through this year.
When we got up Monday we were both feeling a little blah! Unfortunately the 'can't be bothered mood' has been taking over recently, so when hubby said should be go for a short drive and give Bertie a new area to walk and smell, I was up for it.
Approx 14 minutes later we parked opposite the footpath that leads down to Hamford backwaters. The sun tried to make an appearance as we made our way across farmland to the beach. There is a dyke wall between the farmland and salt water marshes that we snaked along to reach the beach. Beyond the marshes is the beautiful beach called Earlems.
We got a great view of one of the big caravan parks owned by Hoseasons. It's very popular and backs right onto the farmland and Hamford water marshes. I'm not sure whether there is a residential area on there but there were a few cars near these big chalets.
There were rows of normal caravans too and camping pods whose shape I found fascinating. They could just be see from the dyke wall we were walking along. The area was screened by hedges making a photo difficult. So I looked them up when I got home and the cost for 2 people for a 3 night stay at the end of July was £245.
You can see the dyke in the distance which protects the farmland we crossed. 'Our' area of Essex is very flat and very dry. But it is full of lovely walks both countryside and shoreline. Bertie loved all the new smells and saying hello to the few people we met along the way. I was glad to get back to the car as my foot was just starting to ache. It is getting better but I still have to take it easy. Back soon. Tx