This walk was originally advertised as "Southwold to Aldeburgh", but the threat of cloudy weather made me change my mind. The four places of interest on the planned walk - Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich and Aldeburgh all required a sunny day to be seen at their best on what might be my only visit. I therefore decided to tackle the unwalked stretch of the Suffolk coast from the south.
My journey out was along the well defined route of the 0600 from Birmingham International to Euston, a quick dash along the Circle Line and then the 0800 from Liverpool Street, arriving at Ipswich 10 minutes late by 0917. From there, a short walk into Ipswich and photographs of what appears to be a city with many attractive features. Then I boarded the 77 bus at the bus station in the "Old Cattle Market" which took me to Landguard Fort at Felixstowe by 1040.
|Thames sailing barge at Felixstowe|
|Help is at hand|
|The Deben Ferry|
I had spare time at Ipswich so went in search of food there, but found only a Subway, so I made my way back to the station munching one of their creations before boarding the train to Liverpool Street Station. On arrival in London, I was delighted to learn that the London Festival was in full swing and one of the highlights was the placement of several pianos in locations around the City available for anyone to play. The one at Liverpool Street was sounding out to classical music played by a young man.
|Liverpool Street Piano|