The Essex Coast in watercolours #2 : Maylandsea

Tim-BaynesThis is the second in a series of guest posts from artist Tim Baynes, with whom we share a love for the Essex Coast. His first post was about Canvey Island.

You can find out more about Tim on his website.

Here are his watercolours, with his words below.

Maylandsea copyright
copyright Tim Baynes
Maylandsea copyright Tim Baynes
copyright Tim Baynes

“Continuing my series the Last Lonely Places in Essex, and in search of material for my printmaking I visited Maylandsea. Another edge-of-world village, on the coast on the Dengie peninsula; just south of Maldon and only 25 miles north of Southend on Sea.

An estuary village of bungalows, one Indian restaurant called Posh Spice a shipyard and dry dock and marina. One road in and the same way out, Maylandsea also features a pub named, with typical Essex candour, the Horny Toad (free parking).

I left with some wonderful images of barges and boat yard paraphernalia.”