As it was high tide while I was walking there was little to be seen of the mudflats that lie at the side of the river or the saltmarshes that lie between the intertidal zone and ‘dry land’. The mudflats, which are inundated with the tide, are full of the small invertebrates such as worms and snails, which encourage the large flocks of waders that congregate here. The saltmarsh is also home to vertebrates, as well a wide variety of plant life that is very attractive to geese. As a consequence of the wide range of rare and endangered birds species that inhabit the area it is a special protection area under national and international legislation.
It had been a fairly uneventful walk, no particular highlights to it but another stage of the walk completed nonetheless. Walking on my own had meant an early start and I had finished the walk fairly quickly, with the result that for a change I actually had some time to take a look at the town. After pitching the tent and having a shower, I spent the afternoon walking back in to town, doing a wee bit of shopping and sitting by the beach with an ice cream, before having dinner and going back to the camp enjoy a good night’s sleep.