By 10-30 we were at 'Swin Spitway' buoy and entering the River Crouch.The wind headed us badly at 'Buxey Edge' and with rain threatening the main sail was dropped and stowed. The River Crouch forms the northern boundary of the Foulness firing range and we were startled on a couple of occasions by loud explosions and (fortunately) distant columns of smoke.
By 13-35 we were anchored in the entrance to the River Roach off Wallasea Ness. After a quiet night at anchor we had a slow get up in the morning, and after lunch motored the couple of miles upstream to the marina at Burnham on Crouch.
Burham on Crouch.
Burnham Marina entrance from the river.
Burnham Marina entrance with the town in the distance.
From the marina we could walk along the river to the town passing several sailing clubs and numerous nautical themed pubs.
Burnham Clock Tower.
The riverside walk in Burnham.
One of many floral displays on the house boats
Just over the river from Burnham Marina was Essex Marina with it's pontoons sticking out into the river.