We headed to the coast today, to Britain's most easterly island - Mersea Island. The island is accessible via a low lying causeway most of the time but cut off at high tide. Fortunately high time occurred well before and after our visit today so we sailed across with ease.
After yesterday's snow and leaden skies it was wonderful to see some bright sunshine, albeit accompanied by a biting wind. Fishing is an important part of the island's economy so it was only natural we should have fish and chips for lunch, which fuelled us nicely for a purposeful walk along the beach afterwards to keep warm.