Good morning! Day three has started off rather dull and cloudy and, indeed, the forecast is for thick cloud and a gentle breeze although the sun may break through late afternoon. Never mind; it won't stop me doing what I plan.
Yesterday was a bit energetic; in fact, I'm still feeling the effects of a good long walk along the sea shore, much harder work than normal walking!
The day started off with a stroll to the newsagents to get a paper before breakfast and a leisurely read of the colour supplement before packing my back pack with my lunch and a bit of cash and setting off. I headed to the sand and then walked down to the harbour. It was warm, sunny, splashy and absolutely delightful. It was by no means crowded but there were some families doing beachy-sand things and it took me right back to when my brothers and I were young and used to build not just a castle but a whole series of castles, cottages and water channels and then stood defying the sea to come and destroy them. It never worked, of course, but it didn't stop us trying again in the eternal and totally unrealistic optimism of childhood!
(I took no photos of children building sandcastles - not a clever thing to try to do nowadays)
Once at the estuary, I headed up the river a short distance to the ferry, which is a rowing boat that seats twelve and a man who makes great use of the currents and flows to get his passengers across with the minimum of rowing at a pound a go.
I walked through Walberswick (quaint little hamlet with a few tourist shops and eating places) and down a bit more before going onto the beach again to eat my lunch before sand walking (ouch) back to the river again.
Once back home again, I unpacked my bag, made a refreshing cuppa, sat down to carry on reading the paper and went to sleep!
After dinner, I strolled back down to the sea front which was pretty well deserted once I got past the eating places with just a few folk who were, like me, watching the waves sparkling in the long rays of the setting sun. Very peaceful, very relaxing, very calming.
Once in bed, I was asleep in minutes!
Today, I'm a bit stiff!!!
So, to ease things off, I'm going to head up north this time, past the pier and along the beach. It's not built up or holiday-ish but it looks accessible and I've checked tide times which work well for me. Depending on what the weather does, I will either picnic or I might wait until I get back before eating - the day is mine to do whatever I fancy doing really. Lovely!
Other things I want to do this week is 'do' the little museums (I've located three so far), go up the lighthouse and look round the church which is just down the road. I'd like to do the Adnams tour as well and will pop to the shop today to see where I can book. It's not cheap but I will be interesting. I also ummed and ahed about a boat trip up the Blythe or out to sea but might leave that until next time.
And there's all those little shops to explore
I won't be bored, will I?
It's brightening up outside now and the gulls are making a terrific din, bless them! All part of being by the coast and very nice it is too.
Have a great day, whatever you have planned. xx