Foulness Island

07 May 2021

This pathway, over 600 years old, is recorded as early as 1419. It runs for 6 miles along the infamous Maplin Sands, and lays way down beneath the water when the tide is high. From here, I watch the world’s largest container-ships circle like vultures on the water-roundabout above the Black Deep.
Until the end of the 1900’s, Bovril-Boats—filled to the brim with London’s sewage sludge—would unleash here their stinking loads into the depths below.

Foulness Island
The Broomway
United Kingdom