« Previous | Main | Next »

Day 7 - The seaside again!

Greg James | 13:19 UK time, Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Today it was all about Mersea Island which is part of the glamorous Essex coastline.  I went to visit Emily who works long hours in the Seafood Shack on the island.  They have a lovely array of bits and bobs - whelks, cockels, oysters and jellied eels.  Jellied eels are my new worst food, so congratualtions to them.

Met a load of friendly fans of Radio 1 at the Shack who came down to say hello.  I was straight to work selling the seafood and ice creams to passers by.  I only messed up the till twice.

Emily is 16 and has just done her GCSEs and, unlike Anna from the aquarium yesterday, she wasn't quite as passionate about forging a career in seafood!  Good day though, and I was bought a celebratory pint afterwards for being such a brave little soldier for eating the seafood.

Me and Emily and Sebastian (Little Mermaid joke, there)

 

The Love Wagon next to the Shack:

carshack.jpg The jellied eels that Jo Whiley got me to eat.  Horrible.

  eels.jpg  

Serving ice creams.  It's a tough life being a saint:

icecreams.jpg  

I'm blogging in the Love Wagon on the way to the next destination.  I'm still not being told where though.  It's up north - currently zooming through Cambridgeshire.

Comments

 

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.