Jul 09 2018

Suffolk (and Essex) visit July 2018

Last Thursday we took our campervan up to Suffolk. We first visited Framlingham (with castle).
The next day we went to Sutton Hoo. First of all we did a 6 mile walk, which included views across to Woodbridge. We then went around the exhibition. We took the guided tour around the burial grounds. And then finally to the house of the owner at the time of the discovery of the treasure.
On the Saturday, we started making our way home. First of all we went to Woodbridge. Then we went to Coggeshall near Colchester, Essex. There are 2 National Trust buildings here. The first is the Grange Barn, that thankfully has been restored. Not too much to see here have to admire the size of this agricultural workshop. Further into town is the former home of a wool baron, Paycocke’s house and garden.The house and history is interesting but we found the garden rather disappointing.
The final part of the journey home was less stressful as the World Cup football match had removed many drivers from the M25 motorway.
There are some photos at https://adobe.ly/2uj4k2z and they are basically in the order above.

Apr 30 2018

Basingstoke Canal, Hampshire

At the weekend we stayed in Fleet, Hampshire.We did a 12 mile walk on Saturday, mainly alongside the Basingstoke Canal. There are a few photos at https://adobe.ly/2KkJzdX

Apr 05 2018

London visit

Yesterday I went to Rosi Robinson’s Batik exhibition at the Barbican Centre in central London. Before that I took the opportunity to take some photos around this part of London. The results can be found at https://adobe.ly/2EmTpI6

Feb 22 2018

Boat Race (Oxford & Cambridge) route walk

Today we joined Reigate Ramblers on a walk along the route of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. It starts at Putney and follows the River Thames up to Mortlake. The weather was overcast with a bitter cold wind. The sun started to come out about the time we finished the walk. Please see the photos at https://adobe.ly/2oiAgly