Back in May 2017 I spent a fabulous weekend on Mersea Island in Essex with one of my best friends – Debbie. We hadn’t seen each other for a few years and were long overdue a proper catch up. Deb’s MIL owns a caravan in Coopers Beach resort which she was kind enough to let us use for a few days.
It was a beautiful, sunny weekend we talked, we solved the problems of the world, we drank wine and ate a lot of Oysters.
We started the weekend with a pit stop at the West Mersea Oyster Bar to grab some take-outs to eat back at the caravan (note to selves – in the absence of an Oyster knife get them shucked before you take them away with you) after a few glasses of wine the hammer and large knife approach just wasn’t working but the few we managed to free from their shells were delicious 🙂
There was a food/music festival on the island for the weekend full of delicious local food and drink and plenty of opportunities to eat more Oysters, ready-shucked this time.
I loved Mersea but there’s a lot more to see and I’m looking forward to heading back soon for more time with Deb, more Oysters and more of the island.