Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Tuesday's trip

to Aldeburgh began as a search for Norfolk Cordial at Snape Maltings. That turned out to be a false trail as there was only Belvoir Cordial to be had there. An ingredients' list that begins - 'sugar' is never going to make it into my shopping bag.
Archive photo, Snape Maltings

Nevertheless, it was not a wasted trip as we found evidence of good walks around Snape Maltings alongside the River Alde. We had been promised good walking weather but I was bitterly cold and the sky was overcast and heavy with rain.

Archive photo The Lighthouse Restaurant
We drove into Aldeburgh where we had a rather nice, reasonably-priced lunch at The Lighthouse Restaurant.

The weather was still ominous and rain threatened even more strongly during a short stroll to the fishing huts.

As we drove to Waitrose at Saxmundham on the way back to The Headmaster's House, the heavens opened and it rained heavily.

MWNN unloads at the Headmaster's House, two doors away from our previous holiday cottage
Just as we turned from the A12 to the Reydon Road, the sky cleared. By the time we reached the community football field, the promised sunshine appeared. MWNN gave Ron a game of chase on the field and I had a hot soak to stave off the chills that had plagued me all day.

Moral of the story - don't stray too far from Southwold if you want good weather.