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A Sunday Afloat in Woodbridge

Whenever the weather is really beautiful, I find myself wishing that I was near water.  We live about an hour from the coast here, but it can be so cold and windy even on sunny days, that we wait until summertime to head to the beach.  But on a boat in a marina?  You never have to wait for that!  We have friends here who are relatively new expats that keep a boat in the marina in the super-charming town of Woodbridge.  Surprisingly, we had never visited Woodbridge before!  Alex and Karen invited us to spend a day on their boat and walking around the town with them, and we leapt at the chance.IMG_9129IMG_9127The first order of business after we found their sailboat and they gave us the quick tour below deck, was to walk along the paths in the Marina.  It was so pretty!IMG_9111IMG_9065IMG_9063 IMG_9067We loved looking at all the different boats– many of them are primary residences.IMG_9062 IMG_9131IMG_9081IMG_9084IMG_9070After the walk around the water, we headed into Woodbridge.  There was so much beauty and charm everywhere we looked.IMG_9130 IMG_9128 Here’s the town hall:
IMG_9090IMG_9093 And a church. Every town and village here has a lovely old church like this one:
IMG_9086IMG_9094There were lots of really cute shops and cafes, and even more cool homes.
IMG_9102After we got a good look at the town, we headed back to the marina.  It was so nice to see so many people out and enjoying being near the water on a Sunday afternoon.IMG_9126 IMG_9123 IMG_9113 We had a nice picnic lunch on deck and just basked in the sunshine and enjoyed all of the beautiful scenery.  What a perfectly lovely day near the water!

Because of the way the marina is situated and the tides, it’s nearly impossible to get the boat out and back in on the same day– so Alex and Karen use the boat as their weekend home and enjoy the sailing community around them who often do the same.  They did recently take the boat for a trip, though!  Karen shared pictures of their sailing trip to Ipswich— I think you’ll like it.  I hope we can go sailing with them one of these days!

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5 Responses to A Sunday Afloat in Woodbridge

  1. Karen April 24, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    that was a fun day!

    • ariana April 25, 2014 at 9:34 am #

      Indeed– thanks for having us!

  2. Rocio April 25, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! This town is perfectly darling! Your pictures capture the house shapes and architecture so well. Are you still using the same camera as before?

    • ariana May 6, 2014 at 9:50 am #

      Hi Rocio, and sorry for such a late reply! I am still using my Canon Rebel t4i, and love it! (https://amzn.to/10xjuN1)
      So glad you enjoyed these pictures!

  3. heleenquantrilll May 28, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    I love woodbridge! We are planning to go over to my in laws again in summer. Woodbridge is about half an hour away from them. Getting a bit ‘home sick’ now 😉

    Thanks for sharing!
    Heleen

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