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Suffolk Coastal District

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  • Day11

    Dublin - Woodbride - Day 12

    May 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Left our friends the Mallon's in Dublin and took the 1 hr flight to Stanstead where we picked up another car for the 1.5 hr trip to Woodbridge in Suffolk. After a bit of trouble we find our B&B which we are staying in with my brother David and wife Jenny and sister Ginny and partner Andrew. A quick pint at the Bell & Steel (one of my dad's favourites) and the Mariner and then back for a late dinner.Read more

  • Day12

    Ipswich - Day 13

    May 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    So this is the whole reason for the Ashes tour! Day 13 May 3rd, the fourth anniversary of Mum's passing and the day we finally get Dads Ashes back to his hometown of Ipswich. Thanks to the efforts of our 1st cousins Ian and Andrew, and the organisational skills of my sister, we are able to get dads ashes buried in his mothers perpetual plot at Ipswich Cemetery. It is fittingly a drizzly miserable English day, and after a few words from the three siblings I place Dad in his final resting place. I feel a mix of emotions, obviously sadness, but also pride that we have honoured his last wishes and managed to do so on a day that recognised mum and their 50+ year bond. It is lovely to be surrounded by our extended family at this moment, particularly my Dads 94 year old sister, Joan, who is incredibly stoic in the circumstances. We spend the rest of the afternoon over a long lunch at where else? The Coach and Hosreman Pub! We exchange stories and I am reminded of how immediately close I feel to blood relations, despite the physical distance that normally separates us!Read more

  • Day16

    Woodbridge - Day 16

    May 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Early bustle in the morning as Ginny and Andrew leave for Carlisle, and Hadrian's Wall, Andrew and Lyn head back to Bury St Edmunds, and Dave and Jenny head off for London.Fraser's Mum Sue pops over to say hi, and I'm amazed to see how little she has changed in 20 years! Once everyone has left, the house suddenly seems huge and desolate after so much energy the day before! We have a lazy late morning reading and nodding off before a last stroll down to the river and up to the Tide Mill. This is followed by another wander of the cobbled streets, coffee and cake and a trip down to Whitby Rd to see Aunty Joan for the last time! It's a sombre time for me, as I know this will be the last time I will see her in the flesh. She is as upbeat and lively as ever, and I think she has really enjoyed having the colonials around. Big G as the 2nd cousins like to call her, is one of the loveliest ladies I have had the pleasure to meet, I will always have a soft spot for her!Read more

  • Day12

    Dublin > Woodbridge - Day 12

    May 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Left our friends the Mallon's in Dublin and took the 1 hr flight to Stanstead where we picked up another car for the 1.5 hr trip to Woodbridge in Suffolk. After a bit of trouble we find our B&B which we are staying in with my brother David and wife Jenny and sister Ginny and partner Andrew. A quick pint at the Bell & Steel (one of my dad's favourites) and the Mariner and then back for a late dinner.Read more

  • Day15

    Woodbridge - Day 15

    May 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Lazy day at home for Georgia and I, and Jane has gone for some retail therapy in the local village. By mid afternoon the cousins arrive for the Last Hurrah before we all head off on our separate adventures! This is possibly the last time all of us will be in the same house together, so there is a palpable sense of joy and excitement. Ginny has bought half the local gourmet shop, Andrew English and I have loaded up with wine, and Jenny and David are on Dinner duty. There are 12 of us including, Aunty Joan and Andrew McKee's new partner Lyn. Everyone is in high sprints and as usual the conversation flows easily! We have a tremendous meal and the night transcends into raucous laughter as we reminisce about the children's show Captain Pugwash. Ian is trying to convince us that there were the characters Roger the Cabin Boy, Seaman Stains and Master Bates!
    I do some Googling to find that this is a furphy, that was reported by the Gaurdian, who were consequently sued by the developers. As a footnote they did say the Captain Pugwash came from Australian slang, so I got on to the Urban Dictionary as none of us Aussies had heard that term. For those of a curious nature and who are not easily offended, I will leave it to your own research! Suffice it to say I got to the point in definition 3, of 7 definitions where I couldn't speak I was laughing so much! What a great night, I'm going to miss these guys!
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  • Day44

    Aldeburgh

    July 7 in the United Kingdom

    We thought we would have a look at Aldeburgh, a famous small resort in Norfolk and favoured by British Prime Ministers when they want to show how patriotic they are. Nothing like a seaside holiday with a pebble beach and beating rain.
    We, however, enjoyed glorious weather - we have not seen rain for weeks. We booked for one night into a campsite close to the seafront, and within walking distance of the town. We walked from the site along the seafront. The shell sculpture was looking resplendent and the town is delightful.
    Pubs were packed with people watching the England world cup quarter final and shops were closed early for the occasion.
    We took a walk along the beach to see the Marello Tower and a look at the River Alde which was busy with sailing craft - by the time we had got back England had prevailed and everbody was happy.
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  • Day45

    Southwold

    July 8 in the United Kingdom

    A few miles up the coast to that other famous coastal resort - Southwold, where we are booked into the council run campsite for 4 nights, ready for us to drive to Lattitude festival on Thursday. A pretty basic campsite, but great location on the coast.
    Another lovely coastal resort which was bathed in fine weather when we arrived.
    We took a walk along the pier and marvelled at the ingenious and amusing arcade games in "The Under the Pier Show." The water clock is interesting too.
    Following day we took the small ferry across the river to see Walberswick and to walk through the marshes to Dunwich.
    Dunwich is interesting, a thriving port at one time and large town which has all been lost to the sea. The museum tells its story very well.
    It became cloudy and temperatures dropped - a chilly bbq followed. The first meal we've eaten inside for weeks. Hopefully summer has not come to an end already - we are very much enjoying the heat!!!
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  • Day47

    Minsmere

    July 10 in the United Kingdom

    Cycled a few miles down the coast to Minsmere the RSPB nature reserve.
    What a fabulous place- we had a great day looking at all the bird life and there were lots of friendly people in the hides to tell us what were looking at.
    We saw - amongst others - all kinds of Teal and apparently a quite rare pair of Roseate Teal were there but we failed to pick them them out amid the thousands, kittiwake, gulls of every description, geese, ducks, avocet, godwits etc.
    We had a sighting of a chick Ruff by the waters edge, which looked scraggy. We also saw a hobby and a marsh harrier.
    We took a couple of pictures but realised that a big lens is required to do it properly.
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