Back from holiday exploring some of Essex, an area we hadn't been to before. Spent a whole day on Mersea island - apparently it gets cut off by high tides at full and new moon. Lovely to walk along the beach listening to the different sounds of the sea, watching the wooden staked areas appearing out of the water, beachcombing and collecting. Things, thoughts, peacefulness, ideas. Plan to spend this week making bundles to eco- dye and include some rusty nails from an old bonfire site, oak galls and walnut husks found elsewhere on our travels this weekend for a bit of added colour.