The Swanscombe peninsula in Kent, juts out into the Thames Estuary just beyond the Dartford Crossing. It is a floodplain landscape where land and water often interchange. It has a long history of industrial use, notably cement works, and is a remarkable habitat for wildlife. At Broadness Creek, the tidal inlet is ramshackle with moorings, old boats, jetties and semi-permanent buildings. I first visited in 2013 as plans emerged to build the London Resort, a theme park, on the peninsular and much has changed over the decade.

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