The English Coast

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We finally took a day to just go have fun– no errands, no house-hunting, no moving, no taking care of business! We picked a coastal town– Aldeburgh– and put it into our GPS, and just hit the road. The drive itself was really nice! We spent about an hour winding through small towns on country roads, and then we were there. The coast really sneaks up on you: it’s all country and cows and farms, and then suddenly, you’re looking at the sea! There is almost no sand, just dunes of rocks with a little greenery here and there. The thin layer of sand in the water just floats on top of more rocks below.

 Luckily, Amelia knew just what to do with the pebbles!

 We walked into town, and plenty of people were out, eating ice cream and sailing their little boats in this shallow pool.

 Amelia got in on the action, too.

 The town of Aldeburgh is really cute. I loved the colorful old houses…

And the boats were very charming, too.

The weather went from warm and sunny to cloudy and pouring rain in just a few hours. We took a lunch break and had some excellent seafood. Then the sun came out again… But not for long– a huge storm cloud came, complete with thunder and lightning. But the feeling was still very summery.

 We had such a fun day, and loved the opportunity to check out our surroundings and find this great little spot for family days. It’s nice to be doing a little less transitioning, and to feel more like we live here!

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13 Responses to The English Coast

  1. annie August 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    Looks like such a great, sunny day! That is my favorite kind of coast. How fun to be exploring your new home. So glad you found a place and hope that you can get all planted and start blooming. 🙂

  2. Anonymous August 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    I would have so much fun collecting a few of those rocks! That little boats in the pond thing seems so…European, nice and simple fun. Our family has a friend in Maidstone, you anywhere near there?

    Jesse Voll

  3. Great Aunt Gretchen August 27, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    I love the picture with the boat and the green water! Lovely! So glad you had a day to relax. 🙂

  4. Dennis Family August 28, 2011 at 1:35 am #

    Loved your pictures, especially Amelia and the pebbles. I will have to come and have a look at your rocks, and add them to my collections. So happy for you to have a coast so close by, it feels good not to be land locked right?

  5. Grandma Seelye August 28, 2011 at 2:27 am #

    What a beautiful place to relax! Great pictures! Love the little sail boats.

  6. greatdanasworkshop August 28, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    Wow! How awesome to be at a completely different ocean! So glad you got this day in! Love it!

  7. k mishler August 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    It looks like the towne in the English show “Doc Martin”.. i LOVE that show, and LOVE that you’re living in Aldeburgh.. 🙂 As always, looking so forward to your updates!

  8. christy August 29, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    Sounds like a good break from the hard work of transitioning to a new country!

  9. Elie August 30, 2011 at 4:10 am #

    Beautiful day! That photo of the back of the white boat on the pebbled beach with the amazing blue colors in the background is print-worthy! Gorgeous!

  10. Gretchen August 30, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    Love the pebbles in the toes and the scenery!! That last picture in particular took my breathe away!

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