Although the island itself is dominated by the military since the RAF came in 1936 -- the sea and the coastal wild life prevail over all other factors.
Brent Geese on a mud flat.
St. Nicholas' church in West Thorney dates from about the year 1200. It is made of flint rubble dressed with Caen stone.
The view from Pilsey island towards Chichester.
There were Geese on the shoreline.
Hundreds of small birds, perhaps including Ringed Plovers were on the mudflats -- too far off to identify with binoculars.
Click here for a link to the RSPB for more info on Brent Geese. Up to 10,000 overwinter here -- around 5% of the world's population of Brent Geese.
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A great walk -- thanks Phil. And we had dried out before tea and cakes in the fine cafe at Emsworth sailing club.