Thursday, 1 March 2012

Sunshine wherever we go

Southwold Harbour

After a late start under cloudy skies, we visited St Margaret of Antioch Church, Reydon. We arrived just in time to catch the last of the Fair-Trade coffee morning with tea, coffee and cakes on offer in the 'new' annex-hall. The church is beautifully kept with what looks like an enthusiastic congregation.

As has been the case every day of this week's holiday, the sun broke through as we headed to the sea, this time Southwold Harbour. We walked in warm sunshine, crossing the Bailey Bridge over to the Walberswick side of the river. By the time we returned to the car, we were ravenous once more and looking forward to eating at the Sole Bay Fish Restaurant. Unfortunately, the menu informed us that what was on offer were four varieties of cold seafood platters. It was a 'bring your own drinks and bread' establishment and we had neither.

We hopped in the car, parked on Southwold Common and had lunch at Sutherland House. Once again, I was a little disappointed to discover that the fish cakes contained prawns. I opted for the beer battered cod which, though very good, was no more special than the fish and chips I ate at The Harbour Inn earlier in the week. We wanted to eat at Suthereland House, having read its history and connections with the Anglo Dutch War (1665 – 1674).