A little clutch of photos of a decaying jetty, photoed just beyond Tilbury on the north side of the Estuary, in September 2013:
From this spot I could also see, in the far distance, the first few cranes of London Gateway. I made several trips to inspect these, around then:
There is nothing else as big as these cranes to be seen anywhere near them, and in their visual impact on their surroundings they remind me of nothing so much as one of those medieval cathedrals, in a town than never got much bigger. (Like Ely.)
According to Wikipedia, there are now twelve cranes up and running. There’ll eventually be twenty four.
One more such expedition to those parts probably wouldn’t kill me. Or then again it might. In London, everything is close together, and there are buses and trains everywhere. Not out there.