Having grown up near the coast, I often miss the sea now that I’ve settled at least 90 minutes inland. I have two options for day trips – Norfolk and Suffolk are equidistant. To crudely summarise, Norfolk is a better “bucket and spade” day out, but Suffolk offers some nice towns, fishing boats and things to see.
After breakfast on Saturday, and noticing a rare golden orb visible in the sky (otherwise known as the sun), we headed off to Aldeburgh.
Aldeburgh was once a vibrant fishing town. The cutesy interior design shops and cafes have moved in, as the fishing boats have declined, but there is certainly still a lot of charm to the place. The beach is huge and pebbley, and there is a small but stubborn fleet of fishing boats hauled up on the beach and little huts selling crabs, smoked fish, prawns and other tasty items.
The sky was blue and the wind furious – so much so that tripod photography was borderline impossible. I had planned to use my Lee Big Stopper but it really was a bit blowy. A good day out.
Fishing Boats – Aldeburgh. TSE 24mm and Lee 3 stop hard grad (perhaps a bit overdone!)
Fresh Fish for Sale. TSE 24mm with some lateral tilt applied
Sheltering. Zeiss Distagon 35mm
Aldeburgh into the light. TSE 24mm and processing in NIK Colour Efex
Aldeburgh Beach Tree. Zeiss Distagon 35mm
Lonely Fisherman tending his boat. TSE 24mm
Beach Tower. Zeiss Distagon 35mm
Fresh Fish for Sale. TSE24mm
Old Winch. The beach is littered with old mechanical winches that once hauled the boats up the beach. Zeiss Distagon 35mm
Fish n Chips on The Beach. Zeiss Distagon 35mm
Fish Shop. TSE 24mm
Fishing hut detail, Aldeburgh. Zeiss Distagon 35mm
Fishing boat, Aldeburgh with crab pots
Beach Shelter, Zeiss Distagon 35mm
Aldeburgh Reflections. TSE 24mm, Lee 3 stop hard grad
Scooting on the sea wall