Reading at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park
On November 3rd I enjoyed an afternoon giving readings from 'Never a Dull Moment' at a family activity day at the Essex Wildlife Trust's Thurrock Thameside Nature Park. This is a new visitor centre set on the northern bank of the Thames Estuary. I was, I am happy, to say located in the snug, close to the log burner and kept well-watered with tea from the cafe. It is an excellent buidling and will be the venue of an nature writing event for the Essex Book Festival on 8th March 2012. It also provides an superb viewpoint seeing the likes of shelduck, curlew, wigeon and avocet on the estuary mud, and also perhaps the odd surprise, such as the Red Kite that I was fortunate enough to spot as it flew past down river!