Lodge Update – April 2016
End of a glorious Easter week at ‘Sunrise’. After the early squalls of Storm Katie we’ve been blessed with beautiful weather (much better than forecast). Two good walks this end of the week; into Leiston via the lanes to buy food for dinner yesterday and to Thorpeness today. Today’s walk illustrated the changes to this coast since we bought ‘Sunrise’ three years ago. When we arrived it was a stony, shingle beach with no sand in sight. However, recent storms, over the last three winters, have seen significant erosion of the shingle banks to reveal stretches of sandy beach at low tide. Hence, we were able to make the entire walk to Thorpeness this morning along a sandy seashore. Storm Katie had gouged a six foot trough through the shingle bank at one point to reveal what must, at one time, have been a concrete war-time bunker!
Prior to coffee at the Meare we browsed at The Emporium where we bought a pretty pair of pottery olive oil and vinaigrette jugs. The boatmen were busy at the Meare with plenty of families venturing out on to the water.
We made the return journey via the Suffolk Coastal Path, checking out the progress on a thatched barn conversion and modern sea view Skandinavian style new build as we left the village. The new thatch is virtually complete with the final touches being made and the Skandinavian new build, having its cedar cladding added, is simply stunning with an amazing seascape outlook!
Our return walk witnessed violets, periwinkle, primroses and the bursting forth of blackthorn and dog-rose buds. The local farmers had repaired the coverings to the potato fields (where Storm Katie had ripped great swathes away earlier in the week ).
Back to ‘Sunrise’ to put our feet up and enjoy a well earned cuppa following our exertions!