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Report - Occidental Jetty - Essex - Dec '10

KongZi

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This probably isn't worth a report, it's pretty mundane, but an explore none the less. I joined Fieldy on a road trip to London where we stopped off at Canvey Island to look at this abandonded refinery jetty. The actual refinery part is long gone, bit late to this one :rolleyes:

The Occidental site was abandoned in 1975 leaving a half-built oil refinery, storage tanks, and an unused mile long jetty which cost around £10 million of the approximate total of £60 million spent on the project.

It was slightly colder than a snow mans feet and foggy as heck, but that only made it more interesting to wander over. The structure is in pretty good order, it's wide enough to drive a lorry down with passing points here and there along the way.

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Oil tankers pull up on a shorter, near by active jetty and unload their cargo.

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Thats ice on the hand railings, cold enough for your gloves to stick to should you lean on it.

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Worth the two mile walk there and back, just to take in some sea air and get to see an oil tanker fairly close up :)
 

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