In due course we’ll be telling you more about what made us decide to make our UK base in Suffolk. For the moment, sufficient to say that we have explored Suffolk's Sandlings in a considerable amount of depth in devising our Secrets Around Shottisham Trail around them. On Saturday we revisited the Trail with a friend and, even on the sunniest day of the year, the highlights of this Trail are still undiscovered.
We started in Melton, walked around Shingle Street with its rich war time history and Martello Tower, and stopped at Ramsholt for lunch. Here you will find the Ramsholt Arms (Trip Advisor link) providing a reasonably priced lunch with a perfect view of the estuary. We’ve read mixed reports about the food but our lunch was great (crab salad at around £12 and mackerel salad at around £10), and it came out pretty quickly, despite the relative crowds, and the fact that a group of bikers had chosen it for a private and very well behaved party. However it’s the view that makes this place special, and the fact that it’s at the end of an otherwise deserted country road. While you linger over your lunch, the kids play in the sand, the boats sail up and down and everyone wonders whether they should keep the secret to themselves!
After lunch it was Bawdsey and Bawdsey Quay but that too, is the subject for another posting.
Today’s photo is of the Ramsholt Arms. If you have time to spare, take a look at Ramsholt’s church too, also featured on our Trail.