Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Whoo Hoo a sunny day

Boy did it rain in the night, hammered on the roof. When we got up the sun was out. We set off for Woodbridge, went the wrong way, ended up half way to Ipswich, had to go off the motor way and round back on the other side. Like many places here we had to pay for parking, so £1 for an hour, we went up the road on one side and back on the other, looking in shop windows. The only cash that changed hands was 95p for a new mug for DB. There was a nice preserve jar in the antique shop, but the lady would not budge on the price so I walked away. We parked in Nottcuts to have some lunch and then headed for Bawdsey, sat by the river watching the little ferry going back and forth from Bawdsey to Felixstowe. Shame they no longer have a car ferry, we had to go all the way round to get back to the caravan.

The weather has been very good for most of the day, we did have a couple of hailstone storms, but soon went over.

Tomorrow we need to start packing up for our homeward journey. We will go down to the point for a couple of hours in the morning, have some lunch and then start packing up what we do not need for Friday morning.

It has been good to relax, shame about the caravan, we would not travel back here again anyway, but I think we may well be looking at cottages in the future.


  1. I'm amazed at the many hail storms you've experienced on this April holiday but suppose it may be normal for that area. You and DB certainly have ventured hither and thither and had a wonderful time despite the less than perfect caravan. Your thought about cottages to rent sounds lovely.

    Enjoy tomorrow!


  2. Glad you had a half way decent day without heavy rain. I do hope the forecast for tomorrow is correct and you have another fine day. Pity about the price on the nice preserve jar - I often wonder how some of those shops make any money when they are not at all willing to negotiate.

    Did you drive thru Melton then and pass the Sutton Hoo site on your way to Bawdsey? From what I remember that is quite a country drive but nice to see the layout of the land.

    Best wishes for a good day tomorrow and safe journey home. It has been fun following your adventures and how you have made the best of it with the bad weather hand you were given.

  3. Even down here in 'sunny' Torbay, the so-called English Riviera, it has been perishingly cold, and on the way back from a trip to Totnes there were large hailstones lining the road and the grassy banks by the road, although we somehow missed the shower that brought them down. But I've know cold weather in April and May before; it's not that unusual.
    Margaret P

  4. Glad the sun eventually came out and you enjoyed a lovely day - although a hail storm is never fun and there seem to be a lot of those recently over there with the crazy weather changes. They can be damaging to crops and property when large.

    Hope your journey home goes well.


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