RCC Essex Rally and Mersea Island, 26th to 30th July 2019

After a few cancellations (probably due to the weather forecast?) this ended up as a small rally of just 3 units in an absolutely massive rally field! Rufus couldn’t believe the amount of space he had to chase rabbits, this and the fact that the field was gated made it a perfect location for dogs. Whilst Rufus kept himself occupied, the humans set to work on the Pimms – a bit of an early start but it’s always Pimms o’clock somewhere!

With the forecast rain in mind we had taken our retro tent to act as a ‘club house’, so after a game of Molkky (which didn’t get at all competitive!) we all gathered for a drink and a natter.

As predicted, Saturday saw rain almost all day, but it didn’t really affect what everyone did, and we managed a few outings between showers. We gathered together for a joint BBQ in the evening, along with the obligatory quiz (which involved trying to interpret ‘Essex-speak’) and a few beers.

There was no set time to be off the site on Sunday so John, and Lynnsey, Mark and Harry set off after an extended coffee morning, while we opted to stay another night before going on to another site further up the coast.

This is a lovely site, with very friendly, welcoming owners. Hopefully one to be returned to, with perhaps a few more attendees next time.

Our next port of call was Mersea Island. Somewhere that we’ve both wanted to go to for a while. There’s something about crossing over a causway to get to an island. It was quite a trip down memory lane for both of us. Christina with her boys and Paul was he was a boy. Very expensive campsites but another one we can tick off.

Small but perfectly formed