If you knew me, you would know I do not like wearing hats, but during my time here in England I have really felt the need, so if you have to wear a hat why not have something bright so you don't get lost in the crowds.
Images in this post are from our outing to Southend-On-Sea.
Even though it really is a summer resort I wanted to go there just because I could.
It boasts the world's longest pier, 1.3 miles I believe, and fortunately, for people like me, you can take a train that will take you to the end of the pier and back. I do believe it might be a nice walk in warmer weather but I think we could have become very cold had we chosen to walk the plank this day.
The Adventureland Park at the base of the Pier was closed for business during the winter months but one could only imagine what a hub of activity this area might be in the summer. I was happy to able to observe in the peace and quiet of winter.
A visit to a local restaurant Tomassi's was required and both Marcele and I enjoyed a sampling of plaice. Deliciously fresh and tasty. I was very impressed. The restaurant was already decked out with Christmas decorations and Aaron just had to try the Christmas turkey meal.