Coastal – Felixstowe

Over the years, I’ve always known that I love being by the sea. It’s an environment I love – although it makes a lot of other bits of life more complex. (For example, working in London or other techie environments) I’ve lived by the coast a couple of times, and would certainly consider doing so again.

Which all makes it a bit weird that the location I live in currently is about as far away from the sea as it’s possible to be in the UK. And I realised recently that I haven’t actually been to the coast properly since I moved here. Which is quite a surprise for me, it’s fair to say.

So today I upped sticks, and buggered off to Old Felixstowe. It’s an easy run, but still two hours. (And all coast is at least a two-hour run, from the look of it) It made for a really enjoyable day, leaving earlyish, getting over there, walking along the seafront, having lunch, walking back, sitting on the grass above the – well, it’s not a cliff, I don’t know quite what to call it – and just enjoying the sound of the sea on the shingle and so on.

I had been going to take the camera as well, but in the end I couldn’t be arsed. I did get some nice stuff with just the iPhone though, so even that qualifies as a bit of a win.


Felixstowe Ferry

I had sort-of forgotten how much I like that environment, and it’s certainly something I’m going to look at and consider as part of the plans for 2015 and 2016, depending on how things go. Ideas are bubbling, so we’ll have to see how things go…

One of the tidal pools at Felixstowe

2 Comments on “Coastal – Felixstowe”

  1. Blue Witch says:

    Love the top photo.

    Love the sea too. But not on the east coast, which is the only one we can reach in an hour of so. It has to do mostly these days.

    I do miss the South-West/Wales coast

  2. lyle says:

    I love bits of east coast – although the ones I really like are heading up towards the three-hour-drive mark (Wells, Holkham etc.)

    Oddly (and I didn’t know this til this week) it’s the same amount of time for me to get to Felixstowe or Brighton, so I think I’m going to explore South Coast next time instead.

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