The pier of Southend-on-Sea
The pleasure ride on the longest pier in the world.
Southend-on-Sea, my visit in 2009 to this coastal town 40 miles east of London was a completely unplanned or unexpected. I just jumped in when a friend asked me to join them on a day trip to this place. Only things which I knew about this town were – it’s a coastal town and there’s a fun park. After loads of wonderful time in the fun park, we headed to the beach. That’s when I saw it – the longest pier I’ve ever seen. A bit of searching on the internet told me that, Southend-on-Sea is home to the longest pier in the world, “The Southend Pier” which is 1.34 miles (a slightly longer than 2 kilometers). Here are some photos which I took during my visit.
Another small pier during low tide.
Pier, train and low tide.
Walking in the slush is not a pleasure thing, but it opens up a different world.