This was a very relaxing paddle from Two Tree island slipway, along the Ray channel then towards Old Leigh itself. The trip was planned to leave Two Tree island 1 hour after low water, push the tide out towards Southend pier then back along the exposed channel to Old Leigh. It is possible to cut the corner by hauling the kayak across the mud flats as was demonstrated by Ken, we just thought he was lazy and wanted to get to the Peter Boat for a pint !! The return trip to Two Tree slipway was an easy paddle as the tide by now was near HW allowing a direct paddle in calm conditions.
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