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" A Local Walk and our Goodbyes "

Date & start time:      Wed 6th - 12th June, 2018 ( the rest of the days).

Location of Start :     The village of Pin Mill, Suffolk, Uk. ( TM 205 380).

Places visited :          Pin Mill, the boats, the Clamp woods and Cathy's allotment.

Walk details :             Local walks around the village and riverside.         

Walked with :             Cathy, Sam, Alexander, Jenna, Ann and our dog Dylan.

Weather :                    Sunshine all the way . . . almost.

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Our stay in Pin Mill was a busy one, doing lots of odd jobs for Cathy as well as enjoying dog walks and visits.

After visiting Orford Ness our trips out were mainly local and to places like the DIY supermarkets !

I start this final set with a dog walk for Dylan and myself on a cooler day than normal.

Overcast and cooler . . . this visiting artist had to change his paint selection to accommodate the different light.

The tide is on the way out so there's room to walk across the front of the pub to get to Clamp Woods.

The Butt and Oyster . . . without the crowds.
Regular tidal cover allows the seaweed to grow on the pub wall.

Walking through Clamp Woods, past all the moored houseboats.

I cut up through the woods instead of visiting Clamp House.
Local clearance and logging for timber is opening out the woodland.

Joining the top path back towards the village.

There are more horses than I've seen before in these fields.

Dylan waits as I catch up.

Thought you might like the honeysuckle flowers on the right.

The road back down to the pub passes the busy village allotments.

Take your pick of footpath direction signs . . . we're down by Webb's Boatyard and the Village Green.

A madcap idea to try and sail in a taxi . . . takes all sorts !

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On a sunnier occasion, after more jobs have been completed at Cathy's home, it was time to visit her allotment.

The blue gate has seen better days but it still works.

She has been able to rent half a plot . . . quite sufficient for now.

The netting needs attention in order to keep the rabbits from eating the plants.

Sweet corn on the rise.
Rhubarb and beans are in prospect too.

The water butt has to be filled by carrying buckets of water up from the stream beyond the poly-tunnel.

In this hot weather, watering the allotment could be a full time job if you wanted.

One more job completed . . . moving the downstairs fridge . . .
. . . just one from an ever expanding list for Dad !

Time to relax. . . no visit is complete without a family meal out.

We're celebrating the conclusion of a busy ten days with a fish and chip supper at the Butt and Oyster.

The final morning it was bright and sunny again . . . as it had been most days.

Time for a quick walk by the river before we go.

The boats lined up in King's Boatyard . . . being prepared for the summer ahead.

I take a quick stroll out onto the floating pontoons.

Dylan wasn't quite so sure of the motion of the walkway so had to be 'persuaded' to join me.

The slipway with the tide on the rise once again.

The grey Thames Barge is afloat

. . . the red one that was behind has sailed since I first photographed the moorings.

From the end of the jetty I looked back and enjoy "the view from the river".

Click here or on the photo above for a 360 degree annotated panorama.

A quick change of lens and then a view up river to the Orwell Bridge.

. . . across the river towards the Orwell Park House woods and their old jetty.

Finally a close up of the village houses and the pub's beer garden umbrellas.

Time to be heading back.

. . . through the rose arch at Boatyard Cottages.

In the courtyard some lovely orange Celtic Poppies.

The owners let me take a few mature seed pods which I brought home in order to spread them in the Paddock next season.

Time to pack the car with our bags and the tools that have had good use this week.

Time to refill the water bottles for the journey . . . and don't forget to include Ann and Dylan.

Time to set sail for the A14 and the A1 motorway to take us north, back up to Cumbria.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Panasonic Lumix TZ60, or my Panasonic Lumix Gx8 Camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

This site best viewed with . . . someone kindly watering my garden and new fruit trees back home.

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Previous walk - 5th June 2018 - A walk at the Village of Orford

A previous time here - 24th August 2016 - Pin Mill and The Clamp

Next walk - 23rd June - Buttermere Horseshoe Race and Jenna