8th January 2014 and my first outing of the new year leads me to the Far East in the shape of the Dagenham Chase nature reserve.
I had only visited this neck of the woods once before for a night game watching Brentford getting thumped at nearby Dagenham and Redbridge FC a few years ago.
Having planned a visit for a while I set off on the back of a good weather forcast and the desire to get out and about in this wet old winter.
After a very hearty breakfast at a cafe near the District Line station of 2 x eggs, chips, beans, mushrooms and toast plus a coffee for £4.20 I felt that the Gods were looking kindly upon me and indeed they were as I had a splendid day indeed! PTO