We have had quite a number of warm, sunny days this September and so it was last Sunday when we went to Maldon.

We walked down to the Hythe Quay where the sailing barges moor and east along the promenade which slowly curves round as it progresses eastwards so I stopped to take this view looking back to the quay where you can see the barges with their tall masts moored alongside. The church is St. Mary’s which is one of Maldon’s churches and dates from Saxon times.

We turned off the Promenade before we reached the end and made our way to the riverside path and headed further east towards Northey Island. This view is from the path looking North across the river towards Heybridge Basin.

We reached the road to Northey Island and went down to the water’s edge. The causeway across to the island was still under water and is accessable only at low tide. It was on this causeway where the Battle of Maldon took place in 991 between the Saxons and the Vikings.

We made our way back along the riverside path and went back through the Promenade Park where I took this last photograph. The masts of the sailing barges can still be seen in the distance.

Another lovely warm September day.