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All quiet on the eastern front

on January 28, 2013

Yesterday was sufficient excitement for me so I declared today a day off. The sun was shining so I headed for Aldeburgh, planning a walk along the beach. But first breakfast: Munchies’ amazing 2-egg bap and a large coffee. And I found myself sitting outside in the sunshine, receiving friendly approving smiles from the passers-by.

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And then the walk along the beach. Past the RNLI lifeboat complex which looks remarkably like an ark — but how appropriate for saving lives from the sea!

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And at last, Maggie Hambling’s wonderful shell sculpture.

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I’ve been longing to get up close to it ever since it went up. Some NIMBIES in Aldeburgh came out vociferously agin it but I think it is beautiful.

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I walked around it, enjoying its gleaming, clean-cut shape against the bright blue sky, then took myself back into town for lunch at the Upper Deck, upstairs from the Golden Galleon fish & chip shop with its wonderful buxom figurehead on the corner.

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Another item on my want-to-do list that I haven’t been able to do before. Excellent scampi and chips with mushy peas.

But that got me thinking: would I be able to recognise a scampus if I met one in the life?




One response to “All quiet on the eastern front

  1. Sounds like a puuurfect day! =^.^=

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