Good morning, everyone.
The rain came and went, leaving some sunshine in the afternoon, which was nice.
The three little museums I visited were better than I had expected. The Sailors' Reading Room focused on the work of the lifeboats and fishing industries in and around Southwold and I came away with a mini-book to read at my leisure. There were tales of real heroism and forgetfulness of self in that little room; it was strangely impressive.
The amber museum was a tiny display at the back of a very nice jewellery shop and basically there were some boards detailing the story of amber and then some examples of items made with amber, all behind glass as, it said, they are very fragile. Amber isn't my favourite thing but there was some incredibly detailed workmanship on display and it was well worth seeing
Finally I went to the Southwold Museum which looked miniscule from the outside but was Tardis-like on the inside and, again, packed with information about Southwold's long and colourful past. Until it was pointed out, I hadn't realised that Southwold is almost an island with the Blyth estuary to the south, Buss Creek to the north with, of course, the North Sea to the east.
Two more days to go and today I want to visit St Edmund's church which is just down the road from here. It looks impressive from the outside although Wiki tells me that there aren't many really historical things left after various issues with the reformation, a couple of World Wars, etc. We will see. anyway, and it will be interesting to look round on what looks like being a dull day. Apart from that, I will be lazy and saunter down to the beach to enjoy the sights and sounds.
I suppose I ought to think about packing a few bits and bobs too. How sad!
Have a lovely day, everyone. xx