Saturday, 10 April 2010

Southend Pier

While visiting Jessie in Southend hospital, we took time out to visit Southend Pier - which is the longest Pier in the World. = 1.33miles long.
There's a train to the end - if you dont want to walk the length of the pier, some folk do of course like to trek to the end.
Once at the end, we took a few shots then boarded the train back, as it was too cold to stay awhile. To learn more about this Pier click HERE.


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13 comments:

soulbrush said...

wow i never knew that. great post. i often learn new things from you my friend.

George said...

That is one long pier! I can understand why there is a train to take you to the end. It would probably be a nice walk, but not on a cold day.

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's really very long ! I love piers very much, they remind me of my holidays in Eastbourne and also Brighton.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

That train looks quite the modern business.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: Neat captures at the pier.

Gail's Man said...

Must be the shortest train ride in England. Walking a mile would have warmed you up. Hope ML is feeling a lot better now.

ancient one said...

Now that was interesting...it did look cold, though. Thanks for coming by to see my weed whackers... they made you smile... they make my husband almost curse.. ha ha

Abraham said...

Interesting set of photos in the post. It is the longest pier that I have seen but then I don't live near any water and there are no piers around here. The only ones I have seen were in Florida.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---that is a LONG pier, Mac... I've never heard of one that long. It would be great exercise though walking out and back...2.66 miles is a pretty good hike!!!!!
Betsy

Rick said...

Great post and photos - made me google it and read its history. Thanks for posting.

yesbuts said...

Is a pier, a bridge that goes nowhere?

Denise said...

How clever to have a train for a pier. A nice ride for those who want to enjoy it who can't walk too far. Hope mum-in-law is well on the road to recovery.

katney said...

As I know you get around a bit and since I am poring over guidebooks trying to decide where to go this summer, I am flummoxed as to where "Southend" is. I may never know.

We are a day closer to figuring out our flights.