Yantlet Creek last weekend, home of the laughing marsh frogs. The day was perfect for walking along the sea wall,, sunny but cloudy, a slight wind, almost empty apart from a few birdwatchers. Serious birdwatchers. John got excited when he saw an egret. That was before we met Trevor and his wife who were out there counting sightings of visiting birds. He offered to let John use his giant telescope so he could see the 23 egrets sitting out on the marshes, preening, and the hundreds of bar-tailed godwits sitting on the beach. Trevor's wife confessed to being the person responsible from bringing marsh frog tadpoles home from Romney Marsh for their garden pond. The frogs, as we now know,were rather more ambitious.
ecological impact and picked only enough marsh samphire to provide a helping each for tea with some smoked fish.
The sharp salt taste of a sunny but cloudy day on the marshes.