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Suffolk Coastal District

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  • Day3

    Camping Aldeburgh

    September 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute Morgen fiel uns das Aufstehen entsprechend schwer, aber wer trinken kann kann auch aufstehen 😉. Guido, ein weiterer Mitfahrer ist heute Nacht mit der Fähre gefahren und war jetzt unterwegs zu uns...

    Also wurde Kaffee aufgeschüttet und Frühstück auf den Tisch gestellt...beim gemütlichen frühstücken traf Guido dann ein...und wir brachen auf...Richtung Ostküste.

    Es ging durch lauschige Landschaften und kleine Dörfchen...

    ...unser erster Stopp war Lavenham...dort stand eine steinalte schöne Kirche...die wir auch ausgiebig besichtigten....sehr schön.

    Anschließend besuchten wir den sehenswerten Ort...und dann ging es weiter...noch gut eine Stunde über's Land bis zum Meer.

    In Orford machten wir eine Stopp um uns mit Kaffee wieder fit zu machen...die gestrige Party hat Kraft gekostet 😂

    Jetzt waren es aber nur noch 20 km bis zu dem CP den wir uns ausgesucht hatten...in Aldeburgh...

    Wir hatten heute einen anstrengenden Tag, aber die Land- und Ortschaften entschädigten uns...
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  • Day7

    Framlingham and Minsmere

    September 24, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    It was meant to be showery today so we planned a day out with potential shelter if we needed it. We hadn't let Ed Sheeran know we were in town as we didn't want to bother him, but thought we might just bump into him outside Tesco. We didn't.
    But nevertheless, Framlingham is a really beautiful village, with some exceptionally old houses and buildings, like a lot of the villages around here. We spent the morning looking round the castle, taking in a lap of the castle walls, and trying to read and take in as much information about the castle as we could. If you'd like to know more about the history of Framlingham castle, click here:

    as I didn't manage to retain much!

    We bought ourselves a picnic from the Co-op, not bumping into Ed there either, and rode towards the coast to Minsmere RSPB reserve. We didn't realise we were going to have to pay to go for a walk, but as we did we made sure we used as many trails as we could and went in every bird hide. We spotted swans, herons, ducks, and with the help of a nearby bird watcher, a Marsh harrier.
    We really needed binoculars to fit in with the rest of the crowds, (and to be 30 years older) but as the ones in the shop cost more than our whole holiday, we resisted the temptation. It did make bird identification harder though. Well, that's our excuse!
    We stopped for a cup of tea and cake at the visitor centre before heading back to Cotton. It was getting greyer and it did rain lightly on the way back but nothing to get us very wet.
    We walked to the second nearest pub for dinner in Bacton, about 2 miles across the fields there, and 1 mile along the road in the dark back again. It was a lovely country pub which served delicious food, and our favourite local cider, Aspalls. It was trying to rain while we walked, but luckily not heavily enough to be uncomfortable.
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  • Day11

    Dublin - Woodbride - Day 12

    May 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    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 ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    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

  • Day44


    July 7, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    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


    July 8, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    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


    July 10, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    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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  • Day16

    Woodbridge - Day 16

    May 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    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

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