Sunday, 20 October 2019

HARWICH PART 2: Hooray for Harwich



Part two of a Curious Coast Adventure   www.curiouscoast.co.uk

Harwich Land of Lighthouses
Relaxing with Mum


This is a walking town, peaceful streets run down to The Quay are criss-crossed by alleys, and we felt we could be back in the 16th or 17th centuries. 

Wandering along the seafront we come to Harwich beach and a small Museum. Further along takes us to a point, the breakwater, where immediately behind is Beacon Hill with the remains of a radar station and gun emplacements. In WW2 Harwich was one of main east coast minesweeping and destroyer bases. 

Further round the headland and we were into Dovercourt. Dovercourt has kiss-me-quick feeling, beach huts, and a café nearby in Cliff Park. Here the pilots of mobility scoters pulled over for afternoon tea. 

We walked back into Harwich, down Barrack Lane, along Harbour Crescent. We saw one of those huge Knife Amnesty Dump Bins

Every street and lane is associated with the sea or the military. We turned back to the car and readied for the journey home. If The Only way is Essex Harwich must be very much part of the package. 

There are now fourteen coast cappers on www.curiouscoast.co.uk


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