Saturday, September 09, 2023

"didn't we have a lovely day the day we went to Walton" (-on the -Naze)"


Off message but the hot weather today reminded me of a glorious sunday last month when Gill and I  took the train from Forest Gate to the Essex seaside resort of Walton-on-the-Naze. We met up with Gill's sister Carol, her husband, her son and daughter in law and their 2 lovely monsters (family picture top left).

Walton is a lovely traditional working class seaside resort, not as commercialised as Southend but more relaxed than nearby Frinton (famous for refusing to allow a pub in the resort until very recently). It has sandy beaches, the historic Naze tower,  a huge pier and great fish n chips. 

Carol hired a beach hut for the day while we bought Rock and chips and drinks for everyone.  It was great paddling in the sea, building sandcastles and trying to save them from the advancing tide. 

Afterwards, Gill and I walked along the beach to Frinton to catch the train back to London. Wall to wall Beach huts filled with families intent on having a good time.  

Check out the song below that always brings a summer smile to my face 

Fiddler's Dram - "Day Trip to Bangor (Didn't We Have a Lovely Time)" - 1979

No comments: