Herbage County Park

Weekend Break in Essex

Sometimes it is nice to escape normality and get a little bit of peace and quiet. It was for that reason that the weekend just gone I decided to escape in to the country and get some well needed r&r!

What I love about Essex is that you have the contrast of built up towns with lots to do, and quiet country areas with nothing but a few fields and the local pub!

We stayed in a lovely two bedroom log cabin (here) and I spent my evenings in the hot tub looking up at the stars, with a glass or two (or three) of chilled Champagne in my hand – it really was perfect.

Herbage County Park
On Saturday we visited West Mersea, somewhere I had not been before. It is about an hour from me in Leigh-on-Sea but you have to time your drive over there well or else you might risk the car being flooded on the road over when the tide comes in!

We parked up and visited one of the local restaurants for some seafood. It really doesn’t get much fresher than here – the lobsters were being cooked right outside, having been caught from the water just a few feet away! We shared some especially tasty dressed crab, lobster and king prawns cooked in salt and garlic that were to die for.

West Mersea
West Mersea

After all that food we retired for a few drinks at a nearby pub, looking out over the water.

It was a great way to start my last week at work, before I change jobs and start heading in to the City each day. The only problem is, now I want to go back again!

Where do you escape for some rest and relaxation?

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