Monday, 19 August 2013

a long weekend at Southwold on the Suffolk coast.

 
 
I love Southwold - the English seaside at its absolute best!
 
Picture- perfect beach huts,
pretty pastel coloured cottages,
a quirky pier
and the iconic inland lighthouse
 
 
 
We spent a lovely few days exploring the town and the coastline down to Aldeburgh, staying at this wonderful B and B.  - Cowshed holidays.
 
No towering cliffs here along this part of the coastline. This is 'the fens-by-the-sea'!
....but still beautiful.
Here are whispering reed beds edging the estuary, billowing meadows of grasses and wild flowers and fields of corrugated brown earth.
 
 
 
 
In Aldeburgh, old fishing boats line the shore and stalls sell the freshly caught fish.
 

 
And just a little further along, sitting boldly on the shingle is Maggi Hambling's Scallop sculpture.
A tribute to Benjamin Britten, the composer, who was born and lived in the area, it is a beautiful structure, 15 feet high, pierced with words from the opera 'Peter Grimes'
 'I hear those voices that will not be drowned'.

 
 
 



 
 

6 comments:

  1. What beautiful photos, a perfect holiday!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love Southwold and Aldburgh... and especially that fabulous scupture. How wonderful to spend a few days there.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Aldeburgh is my favourite favourite place, in fact I had a day there last week. I love all the boats on the beach and the whole laid back charm of the place. Hoping to get to Southwold before the end of the month too.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looks lovely, as does the B&B. Glad you had such an enjoyable break.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy to see you had a wonderful time.

    I've had some lovely times at Southwold, and have been longing - l-o-n-g-i-n-g, for the christmas pudding ice cream from the shop at Aldeburgh.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Christmas pudding ice-cream! How did I miss that? It sounds wonderful!

      Delete