Sunday, 16 August 2009

Southwold


As we were not too far from Southwold, and I had never been, I thought we ought to spend a day there. It certainly did not disappoint. It is a really old fashioned British Seaside town, complete with lovely pier and beach huts.








My only critisism was that it was a bit too picture postcard perfect and didnt have much "soul" - as if Walt Disney had invented the town. We noticed that Beach Huts were for sale - offers starting at £50,000!!! and whilst they were nice, they were not the best beach huts I have ever seen (Wells next the Sea has the best in my opinion).
The beach and sand dunes to the south of the town were less crowded and a perfect place to pitch to enjoy the beatiful blue sky.
I bought some Samphire from the organic shop - I had never tried it before, and we all found it exceptionally salty, but it went well in the "camp stew" the next day.
I loved the balcony on this hotel. I would love to be serenaded on this balcony!! Can you see all the heart shapes in the wrought iton work?







9 comments:

Michela said...

You've such charming beaches overseas! Great pictures!
..Now could you show us your tan, please?

Lydia said...

It's lovely to see you back - Those beach huts look so pretty - I wonder if I've got £50,000 to spare?
Lx

Lisa said...

Love all the colours of those beach huts, but £50,000! I'm glad I was sat down when I read that!
Lisa x

The Curious Cat said...

I know can you believe the cost of beach huts these days eh?! Daylight robbery...samphire - I've always wanted to try that but i didn't realise it was salty...hmm...wonder what it would also go good with - maybe you could deep fat fry it and serve it as a sort of starter or something...?! Like chinese 'seaweed' you get at the take-away?! xxx

dubgirl said...

I have always wanted to go to Southwold, although i think the price of the beach huts is a rip off, it is only a shed after all! I have to admit though i would like my own beach hut somewhere nice. Have you been to aldeburgh? that is supposed to be lovely too x

Rosie said...

Ah, Southwold is rather special isn't it? Know what you mean about the 'perfectness' of it though. We once camped at Wells-next the Sea - many moons ago:) Samphire is great pickled - we used to go out to the Wash at Sutton Bridge and gather it but it was always sold at our local market in Spalding - we used to bring it home and pickle it in jars.

Carol said...

I like Southwold too. Lots of lovely shops! What a lovely idea for a camp...we were thinking of going away this weekend. I have never tried Samphire, something I will look out for!
Cx

Sue said...

Hello Diane, thanks for visiting me - I have been enjoying these pics of Southwold and am very envious of your hols in Norfolk, which is somewhere I love. We know some people who used to live in Southwold and they too are rather shocked at how neat and tidy it has become. It used to be a real place, apparently!

louise said...

I am so glad I live close to the sea. I feel like I am £50,0000 better off! x