Dad is camping at Wallasea Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallasea_Island which is few miles out of Southend on Sea. The campsite is down by the river Crouch. He's planning on staying two nights as he needed to get his laundry done - which he did this afternoon. According to the information I'd read on the web you could catch a ferry from Burnham-on-Crouch but when Dad enquired this morning they said it had stop running some years ago. However when he asked at the campsite they said it was still running! Even Wikipedia says it still runs!
Today has been a shorter day out on the bike and his route took him Southminster to Burnham-on-Crouch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnham-on-Crouch where he had a wander around the marine. He then headed off to Althrope, South Woodham Ferrers, Battlesbridge, Hull Bridge, Ashington and onto Wallsea Island. He got to the campsite just after lunch so set about doing his washing and cleaning/oiling his bike. Campsite is nice and he has pitched his tent by a lake with goldfish and dragonfly. He has also managed to get a seat. He's done a shop but I forgot to ask what is on the menu tonight! However this is a pub so Dad is off there tonight.
Tomorrow he is planning on spending the day around Southend on Sea.