Happy New Year from HAT!
We've got into a little tradition the last few years, as our team has grown, of our office Christmas outing being a long country walk ending up at a good pub lunch. A way of getting some much-needed fresh air into our lungs at this time of year, enjoying the wonderful and contrasting Essex landscapes in which we live and work, and of course, each others company. See goofy photo above!
This year we completed the estuarine Stour walk we started a couple of years ago when we walked from Wrabness upstream to Dedham. From Wrabness station and the gorgeous wayfarers chapel that is the House for Essex, we turned downstream and walked the 8 miles to the point of Harwich, ending up at the Alma for a feast.
From the expansive estuary landscape, past the pristine geometries of the oil refinery, into the suburbs of Harwich and round to the peculiarities of the High and Low lighthouses and Beacon Hill fort, before diving into the narrow streets of merchants houses, it was another wonderful winter meander.
Thanks to all our team, collaborators and clients for another fantastic year, and we're looking forward to more exciting projects in 2017!