A wander along the beach at Shepherds Port….

A mostly sunny day, though it did cloud over late morning and then brighten up during the afternoon. Still a chilly breeze so the shorts are still on hold! Today we are off to find the nearest bit of beach and arrive down at a little place (mostly holiday parks and RSPB Reserve) called Shepherds Port. We sneakily parked in a still closed cafe car park as the main car park was chargeable and walked the half a mile or so to the beach.

The tide is pretty much in and the remaining beach of stony sand backed by dune covered sea wall seemed to stretch on forever north (above) and off around a bend to the south.

Around the bend as we walked southwards is a sheltered stone and sand bay before the beach is replaced by the mudflats and marshlands of The Wash.

Here we left the beach and continued along the coastal path which runs along the sea wall (all hidden under stony sand and marram grass) to look at the Nature Reserve behind us.

Heading back along the sea wall we soon come upon a row of shanty houses, some in a better state of repair than others.

Though still battened down for the winter, you can imagine that they are well loved during the summer – the sea just over the wall and Reserve Wetlands behind. The only downside I can see is that the beach is rather muddy once the tide starts to recede.

Hence Poppydog is lead bound, well that and the fact that we are on the edge of the RSPB Reserve and I always fear a ‘Fenton’ scenario!!

A lovely last shot as we head home…

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