On the 18th I was early leaving the house for work, and subsequently would be too early to my first job of the day, and seeing as I would be travelling through the Daws Heath area I decided to stop of at Pound Wood and have a quick breeze around it. I only really had 20 minutes to spare so I set of along one of the pathways that take through the centre of the woods. Pigeons were flighting in and out of the trees and crows were wheeling overhead as I power walked along the track keeping my eyes peeled for anything interesting. I stumbled across a charcoal kiln in a clearing which was good to see and on the opposite side of the path was an enclosed type area where you could see that someone had been chopping branches up. I sat and drunk my latte on a fallen tree in a nice clearing that I found just of one of the main pathways before marching off back to my van to start the days work. A lovely way to start the day.
On the 19th I took the boys for a nice long walk along the banks of the River Crouch at South Fambridge. We headed towards Wallasea Island and walked to Lands End Point before heading back to the van. Along the way I saw a lot of Little Owls lifting out of the long grass that runs along the edge of the sea defence, I’ve not seen this before and I reckon if it was not for the fact that the dogs were running in front of me I would of managed to get really close to these lovely owls. I also saw a seal sitting on the mud just above the tideline as we got to the point, before if casually slid back into the cold waters of the river.