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28 June 2011 @ 02:05 pm
Micro-Adventure: Beach Trip!  
Yesterday was a gorgeous sunny day, far too nice for J to want to stay in the office all day - so he took the afternoon off & we headed off to the beach :D

It didn't start auspiciously, to be honest - the car wouldn't start (it did later, still dunno what was wrong), so instead of driving to Aldeburgh we went to Plan B and walked down to the station to get a train to Felixstowe instead. Not only did J get blisters off his sandals on the walk, but we also missed the train by about 5 minutes (having had no idea when the trains were & there's only one an hour ...). So we kinda hung out at the station for a while.

Ipswich Railway Station   Ipswich Railway Station

(These photos are all fairly heavily processed - I've recently stumbled across a newly started forum for photographers (CafeTogs). It seems a nice friendly place to post photos/talk to people about photos :) And I've been playing around a lot more with processing the photos I've taken, inspired by stuff other people have posted.)

But after that poor start, the afternoon improved :)

First stop once we got to the beach was to buy an ice-cream! :) Then down to the sea for a paddle:

J on the Beach   J on the Beach

Followed by some basking in the sun. I was a little surprised how empty the beach was - sure, it was a working day, but the schools had kicked out by the time we got there so I was expecting more kids around.

Beach   Beach   Beach   Beach   Beach   Monument

Then a walk along the waterfront, before settling in for a nice pint of Spindrift in one of the pubs :)

Beer!

All in all a lovely summer's afternoon trip to the beach :)
 
 
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Current Music: Florence + The Machine "Lungs"
 
 
 
Jonathanmcurtains on June 28th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Looks like a lovely afternoon. You went to the right station for nice photography, but the wrong one for getting to Felixstowe!
Margaretpling on June 29th, 2011 07:09 am (UTC)
We did think (once we were on the train ...) that Derby Road station might be closer to us - but neither of us actually know where it is, or if it's the station we think it is ;)
Jonathanmcurtains on June 29th, 2011 08:15 am (UTC)
Walk out on Foxhall Rd a little bit and turn right at Derby Rd, where The Railway pub is.
Jonbigme on July 2nd, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Oh lovely! :)