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Southwold and points east

Well, Mr and Mrs Snaar are back from our raid on the east coast.

What a nice place Southwold is! There is only one road into the town so the traffic is subdued (at least in September). There are lots of side roads to explore, plus it has loads of pubs including this one right opposite the Adnams brewery



(and you get a free Lighthouse thrown in as well).

The Pier is clean, free, not tacky and has some downright odd shops - plus this solar powered wobbly sign.




Just south of the town is the inlet with the hand rowed ferry that only operated at weekends (according to the sign on the north shore) and only operated during the week (according to the sign on the south shore).

Maybe we were unlucky. Anyway we drove round to Walberswick, where you get views like these:



and..



I spotted this ghost on the horizon while I was there. That's a job for the long Tamron, I said to myself..



Walberswick has (like just about all the other Suffolk villages we saw) several rather tempting pubs. The one we used at lunctime appeared to have no way out of the bar. It just gets better, eh?


Just north of Southwold: Spare a thought for Mr Boggis who is fighting a long and increasingly illegal battle with coastal erosion at Easton Bavents. Judging by the Private notices, he is fed up of trippers like me turning up to photograph the situation



Just north of there is Covehithe with the church within a church (the over-large chuch was demolished to build the newer smaller one inside it)



The beach is hard to find and therefore mostly empty and generally wonderful






Travel south and you get to Dunwich. You have to get at least one iconic boat on shingle shot, so here it is :-)



Finally, further south you find Woodbridge. It was oddly quiet when we arrived. It turns out there was a power cut so most of the shops with electronic tills had shut (!). The wonderful Woodbridge Violins were open and kindly let me take a couple of shots of their repairs in progress..



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So. Back to work after a rather pleasing rest...

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A great set of pictures Pete. I especially like the violin pictures, as they are very unusual
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Re: Southwold and points east

Thanks Edward.. The guys in the Violin shop were nice and friendly. I wasn't about to buy a violin - I can't even play one I guess they probably get photographers poking around a lot.

Although the weather was great for the first two days, and it didn't rain at all, the cloud got thicker and the lighting became more subdued during the week, so I was fighting the dreaded white sky syndrome a lot. Anyway, here are a few more from the week.

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This is Sutton Hoo. I have to confess this was my first Hoo, so I didn't know quite what to expect.



Now this looks like boot hill - a scene out of a Western Cowboy film, in fact its the overgrown graveyard at Covehithe.




Here is a shot to prove you can still catch a steam ship that stops at Southwold Pier!



And finally. We came across this. Its a pretty little cottage. Someone should paint it really...



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Re: Southwold and points east

Great set of photos. Especially like the story that accompanies the pictures.
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Re: Southwold and points east

All very nice.Shame I haven't got a pint of Broadside to enjoy while looking at them.
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Well, Mr and Mrs Snaar are back from our raid on the east coast.

What a nice place Southwold is! There is only one road into the town so the traffic is subdued (at least in September). There are lots of side roads to explore, plus it has loads of pubs including this one right opposite the Adnams brewery





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Re: Southwold and points east

A great pictorial story with some cracking images.
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Re: Southwold and points east

Cracking thread of pictures... read through it a couple of times not to enjoy..

I didn't notice the windfarm at 1st, your iconic boat shot and ghost are very nice !

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Re: Southwold and points east

Superb pictures and story. I agree that the violins are excellent, but my favourite is N0 4 for the drama of the clouds, the quality of light falling on the sea and the vast sense of space that is so typical of East Anglia. Nice job!

BTW The iconic boat on the shingle at Dunwich is kept there as a tourist attraction.

Why do you want Willy Lott's cottage painted? Don't you like it the colour it is?
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Re: Southwold and points east

A great set, you were fortunate with he weather as well. Liked the pub, is there a letter missing from the front :-)
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