Monday, October 09, 2006

SKY at West Mersea

These two pics were taken in the same location within an hour of each other. This is the path along the sea wall where the inlet goes down to the Strood which is the road that goes across to the island.

I was waiting for Eric and Geoff to get back in the boat. The little fences are to protect against coastal erosion.


Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Striking difference!!!! Cool skies!!!!

is Mersea redundant? LOL!

September 21, 2006 8:06 PM  
Blogger moo said...

Parts of Mersea are very isolated. But only insasmuch as it would only take you one day to walk around the whole island (if you were fit enough.
This bit is still West Mersea and it leads down to the Strood where the water comes over the roadway at Spring Tides. They could have had it raised but that is how the locals like it.
West Mersea is a small town. Has all its own shops - no need to go off the island. East Mersea has a wonderful country park and very few houses. But all along the coast on the seaward side there are caravan parks. So it is quite busy in the summer.

September 22, 2006 5:12 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Sounds SO INERESTING!!! We're reading the coot club and it makes me homesick for England, evne though I've never been there! LOL

Doesn't MER mean SEA?

September 22, 2006 8:25 PM  
Blogger moo said...

But probably you wouldn't recognise England now. I guess I am also homesick for the old England of my youth when you could just send kids off into the countryside and not worry about them. Saying that though I remember when I was a kid we used to go to Hounslow Heath (Hounslow is a suburb of south west London). Dick Turpin the Highwayman used to be know to have ridden there. There were lots of trenches and the mounds that formed with the earth from the trenches. It was where the army trained for either WWI and WWII. So you can imagine the fun and adventures we used to get up to. Once I reached about 7 my sisters were older than me and mum and dad never came along. So we had great freedom there. BUT once when I was with a friend and her younger brother we met a man on a bicycle who said would we like a present. My friend obviously felt she had to stay with her brother so I elected to go with him into a ditch under a hedge and he sat me down and said I should put my hand up his trouser leg (he had shorts on)for the present. I ran out of there and we all ran home.

Yes mer does mean sea but not sure if the mer in our mersea has anything to do with it. I will find out. Of course there is a far more famous Mersey which is the name of a river in Liverpool, where the Beetles came from. There is a famous "ferry cross the Mersey".

September 23, 2006 3:10 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yikes, how scary!!!!! Eek!

Ah, I remember that song.

I love those books about old England--I've never been to the New England. (Though I have been to our New England, which of course is very different).

September 23, 2006 2:56 PM  
Blogger valerie said...

so am I really looking at the same view exactly after the tide has come in? so you go by your boat to the island? it sounds very quaint one of the places not on the tourist agenda but great to see if you knew ahead of time.
Lovely story, & I remember the beatles very well, cd's in my house.

October 17, 2006 6:36 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Is it the same VIEW, angle? Revisiting this, it seems incredible.

Love the sky in that one!

October 18, 2006 9:43 AM  
Blogger moo said...

No sorry I was misleading. It is actually looking in a different direction along the sea wall. One was sort of into the sun and the other away. But what I was trying to emphasise was the difference in the clouds. It got very overcast on the way back.

October 18, 2006 10:34 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Those clouds are so striking!

Glad you straightened out the confusion!

October 18, 2006 10:41 AM  

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