Reg in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Reg’s Dlog (Well, what else would you call a dog’s blog?)

Guess where the Old ‘Uns took me last week. Here are a few photos of the place before I tell you about it.

View from the main road in Leigh-on-Sea toward the beach
View from the main road in Leigh-on-Sea toward the beach
Low tide at Leigh-on-Sea
Low tide at Leigh-on-Sea
Ye Olde Smack, pub sign
Ye Olde Smack, pub sign
Ye Olde Smack, pub. Cash machine sign
Ye Olde Smack, pub. Cash machine sign
The Old Leigh waterfront at low tide, with cockle boats
The Old Leigh waterfront at low tide, with cockle boats
Selfie of Reg inside a doughnut
Selfie of Reg inside a doughnut

Last week I promised I’d tell you about my visit to Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. So, I thought I’d better get a move on. It’s not a very large place but it’s quite quaint and seemed to be very dog-friendly which was fine by me. I must admit, I’ve never used a cash machine but it was nice to know that had I wanted to, I would have been welcome. When I get some cash, I’ll be sure to go back to Leigh-on-Sea and use it. By the way, what a great name for a pub – ‘Ye Olde Smack’! The Old Boy told me an olde smack is a traditional fishing sailboat and not an ancient slap and from the pub sign, I think he must be right. There were lots of cockle boats stuck in the mud but I found something that interested me even more. A doughnut. Yes, that’s me, posing for a selfie in the doughnut hole. There can never be enough opportunities for selfies in the world

Main road in Leigh-on-Sea
Main road in Leigh-on-Sea

Here’s a photo of the main street to show you the quaintness of the place.

Strange sign
Strange sign

Here’s a strange sign. I have no idea what it means. The Old Girl read it to me but it didn’t mean anything to her either. However, we agreed it’s just as well those confined spaces requiring routine entry are labelled. Just imagine the havoc, if they’d been left unlabelled.

Boat-shaped window box
Boat-shaped window box
Fisherman?
Fisherman?

Leigh-on-Sea is a fishing village and there are lots of touches that remind you of that. Check out the boat-shaped window box! And the fisherman. Well, I assume he’s a fisherman. I didn’t actually ask but he certainly looks like a fisherman and if he’s not, I suggest a career change. It would be a waste to look so much like a fisherman and actually be an accountant.

Rainbow at Southend-on-Sea
Rainbow at Southend-on-Sea

Anyway, after lunch in a pub in Leigh-on Sea, we drove to Southend-on-Sea for the Mike and the Mechanics concert but look what was waiting for us… A beautiful rainbow.

While I remember, I just thought I’d check you’ve bought the Old Girl’s ebook ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’ yet. Of course you have. But just in case you want to stock up on early Christmas presents, click here to go to the Muse it Up Publishing website and buy a few, or go to your favourite ebook retailer. You can never be too early for Christmas…