Next weekend I am starting a three week photography course at Southend College. I got all the details through on Friday and as I wasn't exactly sure where I was going we took a drive into Southend this afternoon to find out! It seems that I am actually going to the University building, which I hadn't been to before, so it was just as well that we went on a reccie! I am really excited about the course - I've had my DSLR for quite a while now and although I have moved off 'Auto' I am self taught. It will be really great to actually learn from the beginning how I should actually be using my camera! It is only a three week course, but there are more that I can join once I have finished this one.
To make the most of the journey we decided to go on a walk on the way home at Watt Tyler Country Park in Pitsea. It is a place we have visited before and is lovely for a Sunday afternoon walk.
There is a very interesting trail to follow round the park telling you the history of how explosives were made there. You can see the foundations of some of the buildings, or if there are no foundations you can still see from the landscape where they would have been. This is one of the tunnels that led to a building where they did some of the processing.