Carpets of Colour
Our walks from ‘Sunrise’ along the Suffolk Coastal Path are a blaze of colour just now and have been for several weeks. The furze (gorse) is just a mass of yellow blossom and the bluebell carpet seems to be getting a deeper and deeper blue ( with hints of purple). The delicate blue periwinkle is just emerging and we even saw a honeysuckle in bloom.
With a breeezy northeasterly the sea has been quite lively this week and it will be interesting to see what changes this has made to the shoreline between here and Thorpeness. This Winter has seen the biggest impact on this coast for many years and we can now, at low tide, walk along a sandy beach round the Ness to Thorpeness. Thorpeness is a hive of activity as builders carry out repairs and changes ready for the new season.
We tried out The Eels Foot at Eastbridge recently and enjoyed a really tasty meal after our walk. Just a short walk from Minsmere RSPB Reserve the pub was a popular haunt of the Spring Watch team and the ceilings are covered with their signatures as evidence of their visits. Shame they have finished their stint on the East Suffolk Coast, but visitors can still enjoy the Spring delights at the reserve even if they’re not televised!