Sunday, 2 October 2016

October 2nd 2016: Suffolk: First day

Monty the Motorhome is beginning a week away by the Suffolk coast. 

We had two reasons for wanting to visit this part of the world. Firstly it has a reputation for coastal beauty, with small towns and villages like Southwold and Aldeburgh. Secondly we need to get Monty’s Sat Nav fixed and the only authorised repair agent is in Suffolk. Of course the Sat Nav could have been sent by post, but reason 1 kicked in, so here we are.

The journey was broken by visiting Grafham Water, just to the west of Cambridge. This large man -made reservoir has a 10 mile cycle path running round the entire perimeter, very much like Rutland Water. Today, being a sunny Sunday, it was really busy with cyclists of all ages pedalling away and doing their best to avoid each other and the pedestrians.  
We parked at the main centre in Marlow Bay, where there is a Visitor Centre, Cafe, and a store that sells/hires cycles and accessories. Ruth found a cycle helmet (at last), while I just looked in awe at cycles priced £2000 and upwards.
We had a very pleasant walk along the perimeter pathway for a couple of miles before resuming the journey.

Our pitch for the next few days is at Haw Wood Farm, which is a couple of miles inland from the coast and to the south west of Southwold. The site is a mixture of hard standing and grass pitches for motorhomes and touring caravans, together with a number of statics. There are only three other motorhomes on site with us, plus a smattering of people in statics - so this is well and truly the low season.

Tonight’s meal will be from the Remoska cook book - mince, rice and tomato bake. As I write this post it is smelling delicious.

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