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" Pin Mill Holiday 2016 - Woolverstone Walk "
Date & start time: Mon / Tues 22 / 23rd August 2016. ( Map Ref: TM 206 380 )
Location of Start : Pin Mill Village, on the River Orwell near Ipswich, Uk.
Places visited : Pin Mill and Woolverstone Marina.
Walk details : 2 mls, negligible feet of ascent, an hour or so.
Highest point : It has to be the weather ... and the ice cream at the marina.
Walked with : Cathy, Alexander, Ann and our dogs, Boris, Bilbo, Harry and Dylan.
Weather : Extreme summer . . . dry and temperatures reaching into the 30's..
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We drive south for a few days in Suffolk with our daughter and grandson.
As it happens, our visit to our Cathy's house in Suffolk coincides with the two hottest days of the year.
A very sociable time all round, which started with a refreshment stop half the way down the country near Stamford.
We broke the journey for a very welcome afternoon tea at Angie's home, just a few miles off the busy A1 route south.
Awaiting our arrival we find other friends, Jill, Sherran and Bill . . . a very pleasant surprise.
Moss just makes the photo call with Harry . . . he's been busy racing with Dylan (at speed) around the garden.
Cathy wasn't due to arrive at Pin Mill until late so we planned our arrival to match.
We made it in good time as the journey was straight forward . . . so we dined at the Butt and Oyster and enjoyed the sunset from the seashore.
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In the morning it was time to relax and then walk the dogs before it got too hot.
We ventured out through the gateway and had a quick look at the boats in this morning's daylight.
That's our return path across the middle of the field
but on our outward journey we go left and head slightly inland.
Lovely views of the River Orwell through the gaps in the trees.
Blue corn flower I believe . . . but I may be wrong . . . yes it seems I was . . .
I recognise these . . . red poppies growing on the margins of the arable field.
Sunshine and sunflowers . . . beautiful.
The path takes us on, around the woodland
and offers us a view of the Ipswich High School for Girls Woolverstone.
It is a hot day already and the sheep are sheltering in the shade of the large avenue of trees.
Close to the school is Saint Michael's Church Woolverstone.
The Queen's birthday or a summer fete has brought out the bunting.
The church is 'open' for passing visitors according to the sign.
The path becomes a track . . . becomes a road . . . down to the Royal Harwich Yacht Club.
Alexander holds back to have his picture taken with a well maintained MGB roadster.
Back at the river and the yacht club has an extensive marina for local and visiting boats here at Woolverstone.
The weather board was not exactly up-to-date but one look at the blue sky will tell you the current weather
and a wet finger held aloft will inform you of the wind temperature, speed and direction today !
Plenty of modern boats about but also some lovely classic ones too.
This one is motoring down channel against the wind and the rising tide . . . perhaps we'll excuse him not raising the sails.
Well . . . it's been a hot morning and we deserve a few luxuries . . . any dog treats left ?
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon Sureshot SX220, or my Canon 1100D Digital SLR.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . sun hats or a pool to cool down in.
Previous walk - 18th August 2016 - Crummock with Becca and Alex
A previous time up here - 3rd to 6th August 2010 Pin Mill Village and local Walks
Next walk - 24th August 2016 - Pin Mill and The Clamp