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Sue Cuthbert

When we ran a campsite near the coast of Suffolk we were always surprised at how many people had never been to the area before, so i'm glad you got here and enjoyed your stay.
Sue at Our Quiet Life in Suffolk

Cornflower

Sue, we were there thanks to a kind friend's invitation, but enjoyed it thoroughly and would love to go again.

Kathleen

Thank you for giving us ideas for future visits to East Anglia! Dunwich beach appeals greatly to us bird watchers. You had some blue skies too I see!

Spade & Dagger

Some years ago we camped in the area - there is plenty to see (we visited Aldeburgh, Sutton Hoo & Landguard Fort Felixstowe) & we've always intended to go back.
I hope when you were in Aldeburgh you had time to buy (or just see if you are vegetarian) seafood from the wooden shacks on the beach where they boil up prawns, mussels etc from that mornings catch - a little slice of earlier times.

Cornflower

There were two keen birdwatchers in our party who had hoped to stop at Minsmere that day but the very wet weather put them off. Instead we repaired to Southwold for tea and cake - and then the sun came out!

Cornflower

We saw the shacks and would love to have stopped and bought something, but for various practical reasons didn't do so. Next time we must!

Mary

In the recent past, my son was stationed in Suffolk with the USAF and lived in a restored barn in a small, outlying village some distance from his base. His house turned out to be near the end of an old WWII US B-17 runway--the base where my father served during WWII and where he met my British mother. To make it more poignant, some 30 years ago, with the support and attendance of the local villagers who came to know my father in the decades after the war, we used the remnants of that very runway to take off in a small plane and scatter his ashes after having a burial service in the village church. So Suffolk holds a dear place in my heart. Glad you enjoyed your time there.

Cornflower

Mary, what a touching story. Thank you for telling us.

Margaret Powling

You have visited one of our very favourite places! Love Aldeburgh and also the walk from Snape to Iken across the boardwalk. Been to super concerts, too, in Snape Maltings ... ah, so long ago. One day we will go there again, but now we shan't be driving from Devon to Aldeburgh in one go, but overnighting somewhere, I think.
Margaret P

Dark Puss

I can hardly believe your opening sentence! Admittedly I have been fewer than probably 6 times so perhaps, given your normal home, I shouldn't be too surprised. Hope you enjoyed some of the excellent beer. I have been to Minsmere to watch the birds however.

Cornflower

We didn't get to Snape, Margaret, so that's another place on the list for next time.

Cornflower

I'm not a well-travelled person, DP!
Mr. C. says the beer was good, but we couldn't bring any home due to weight limits on the (not exactly full) plane.
Bird-watching is a pastime which I doubt I'll ever take up ...

Callmemadam

Sounds wonderful! Like you, I've never been there.

I love Maggi Hambling's sculpture and can't see what all the fuss is about.

Cornflower

I like it, and it does feel 'bedded in'.

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