Essex Marshes on New Year's Day

I went to spend New Year’s Eve with a group of friends, one of whom lived in Maldon, Essex. The morning (afternoon) after, as we weren’t far from the coast, some of us decided to visit the Essex Marshes. While it was quite overcast and grey, it still made a pleasant location for a walk along the coast, even with the low tide exposing the vast mud flats and beached boats.

Not going to be defending much during low tide

Grasses growing on wrecked boats
The decaying hulls of discarded boats provide the shelter and nutrients for grasses to grow (and for dogs to explore)

A boat-shaped patch of grass and a mast are all that remain of a small fishing boat left to the elements

Red boat with perfect reflection

Boat named Great Escape