Another Off Topic Post – Dunwich and Sutton Hoo

It is extremely windy today and quite overcast so we decided – to have a day out! Well, why not.

First off, we went to the National Trust Centre at Dunwich Heath. Dunwich is up the coast from us between Aldeburgh and Southwold (remember them Dan?).

First up come Dunwich. This is a National Trust centre. It was extremely windy. The cliffs are marked out with warnings not to go near as the recent weather has made them very unstable. As the whole of this coastline is slipping into the sea, it is a wise precaution. The interesting thing about Dunwich is what you cannot see.  Check out the Dunwich web site for details of how the original port was lost to the sea centuries ago!

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This is the Coastguard building – now National Trust. You can see from the flag how windy it was.

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Lastly, again for Dan – a shot of Sizewell Power Station!

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It was a cheap day out – until we joined the National Trust (NT) – £76!!!

As we now had free entry to all NT sites, we went down the coast to Sutton Hoo.

Sutton Hoo is too interesting for me to relate the whole story so check out the web site. The visit was very interesting. It is a pity that all of the relics are replicas but, when you think about it, give the value of them, the security on the site would have to be tremendous. All of the originals are now in the British Museum.

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I have also uploaded these images to my Account at Flickr. This LINK will take you to my home page so you can see many of my recent photos and this LINK will take you to the set of images corresponding to these – but at much higher resolution.

 

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