I'd spent the morning in the loft, shuffling boxes, designating the odd item to the bin and being amazed at just how many Christmas decorations we actually own. Mental note - I must be stopped from buying any more.
It wasn't until after lunch that I realised just how warm the weather was when we set out walking along the sea wall from Heybridge Basin, hoping to catch sight of the old boats as they sailed along the Blackwater. Unfortunately we missed most of the boats, didn't get the timing quite right this year but, we continued our stroll into Maldon where all the boats had moored up along the quay.
The Regatta is a popular event in the Maldon calender. There's entertainment, plenty of stalls to browse around and if you like old boats it's certainly well worth the visit.
We finished our very enjoyable sunny afternoon with a quick drink in the Queen's Head before setting off back home.