In August we rode up with Jon on one of his work training to Maldon. We had a very interesting stay there as they were renovating, but still had a nice dinner in the hotel restaurant. That night I started planning where I wanted to take the kids the next day while Jon was working. Joe has wanted and wanted to go to the beach and since we were closer to the shore, I tried to find something 'close' and desirable.
The next day when we arrived it rained and rained and rained some more, but even though it rained the kids had the time of their lives. They went in the paddling pool, we did a little shopping, and had lunch at a nice cozy restaurant. After the tide came in we found some shells and lots of sea glass.