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Greeting 2016

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New Year’s Day, 2016: We bundled up early to head into the cold morning to greet the year with a spirit of adventure. We started with the familiar by stopping at Rayleigh Mill, which I have shown you many times through the seasons, and then drove further down the road to Hullbridge to feed the swans and wander along the River Crouch. Poor Lucy did not enjoy the swan feeding experience:

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to be continued…

01 Jan 2016

As Lovely as Ever

 

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As picturesque as ever, the Rayleigh Mill stands tall behind a screen of bright berries. A breathtaking day, with a crisp chill in the air. Nearby, we found a new crop of local apples waiting for us in the local greengrocers. Autumn!

08 Oct 2015

Marvellous Old Mill

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Rayleigh Mill was looking quite resplendent this morning when we walked through town.

This beautiful windmill in the centre of Rayleigh is a well-loved landmark, and a lovely destination for a walk when we’re in the neighbourhood. Built in 1809, the Mill worked hard in its day, but now houses a local museum and offers wonderful views to the hearty folk willing to climb the narrow stairs. (We didn’t do that today, but we have in the past — it is open to the public from April to September each year.)

04 Feb 2015

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