When Peter Caton set out to walk the Essex coast he had no idea of the beauty, wildlife and stories that he would find on the way. He takes the reader up and down the many creeks and estuaries of the longest coastline of any English county, through nature reserves, seaside resorts, unspoilt villages, sailing centres and alongside industry past and present.
Peter Caton was born in 1960 and has always lived in Upminster, Essex. He is married with two children. After training as a polymer chemist, he set up his own business testing & manufacturing adhesives in 1990. He has a keen interest in walking, the countryside and conservation, and is a member of many environmental organisations. His other interests include railways and football (he is a West Ham season ticket holder) and he is a member of the Methodist Church.