Sunday, August 22, 2021

Walton-on-the-Naze walk to Frinton-on-sea

After a lovely day with extended family at a rented beach hut in Walton-on-the-Naze (with lots of paddling, sandcastle building and fish n chips) Gill and I decided to walk to Frinton-on-sea to catch the train back to London. 

A fantastic 2 mile walk along the sand and beach huts. Recommended.  

This was our first long train journey since the pandemic. It went pretty well and much better than driving there and back. I could read the Sunday papers (online). I did forgot to take my headphones, so it was a little noisy (but so is a car). 

It is 152 miles there and back from Forest Gate (East London). It cost £40.35 for a duel railway ticket for both of us. Inland revenue allow £0.45 per mile as being the true financial cost of using a car (don't forget depreciation for each mile driven). 

So the train fare is obviously far cheaper (than 152 x .45 =£68). Nevermind the environmental impact and the simple joy of not driving. 

I will link more photos of walk on Facebook.

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