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A very enjoyable Trip organised by Brian for the local branch of the Lifeboat Association

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Mosaic in the station

Nautical seat

The 'John Betjeman'

Southend Pier Culture Centre advertised

Lights

You may fish here

Chinese ladies fishing

Caf

Sea bass and mackerel to be caught

More lights

Brian Ward who gave us a talk

Hoist for the lifeboat

Portholes and from inside

Inflatable lifeboat 'Pride of London Foresters' 1800.00 new

Inside the boat

Uniforms

Larger inflatable - 'Vic & Billie Whiffen'

Headgear

Gear

Spiral staircase

Helmsman

More lights

Friendly turnstone

Caf

First sight of the paddle steamer 'Kingswear Castle'

 

Starting on a curved approach to the pier

Just about to dock

Happy passengers on the 'Kingswear Castle' who embarked from Chatham Dockyard arriving for an afternoon in Southend

Red ensign

Shadows

Turnstones

Some interesting rust

Railway track

Peter on the Pier

More photogenic ironwork

The whole Pier was a little dilapidated

Shadows

'Kingswear Castle' steaming off for a trip along the Essex coast

Steve leans out to take the 'John Betjeman' and its lady driver (left)

The train in its glory

Day out

Black headed gull

Turtle

I watched this ride with a certain amount of horror.   It was continuously in use and always packed with screaming customers.   The seatbelts must be good!

Delicate fairground reflections

Robert Sobociński Sculpture Exhibition, Southend Pier

Cosmos

Awaiting the drop

A lift to the High Street

Phormium pods

Elegant lights

Lighthouse slide

Dimorphotheca

Tracery

Doll's House

Lamps

Canna leaves

'Garden ornament'

Hibiscus 'Woodbridge'

Lichen

Anemone japonica

What are they?

Wolseley

Fair

Sky Drop

 

Complex reflections

Pirate Ship

This looked like a pleasant ride with its cheeky dragon

Papillon Caf

Stained glass

 

The planting on the esplanade was very modern and attractive and designed to provide nectar.  

 We picked up the bus at the appointed time and had an trouble-free journey home