Estuary Edibles

There’s nothing quite like being on an estuary, especially in a boat! There are so many tasty treats if you know where to look, from wild plums, marsh samphire, sea blight, fish such as grey mullet, gilt head bream and the occasional mackerel as well as shellfish like cockles, oysters shrimps and prawns. With coastal conditions, salt tolerant plants plus brackish water and silty sandy mud, you get the best of everything.

Unfortunately I can’t tell you my favourite estuary but when we go camping there, I have found bilberries, plums, blackberries, puffballs, cockles, oysters, shrimps, prawns, large mussels, sea beet, marsh samphire and mullet! Quite a feast!! With a campfire, a glass of wine and good company, you can’t get much better than that!