Friday, 27 February 2015

Landguard
















We had fun this afternoon. This is Landguard Peninsular.

Positioned right next to the Port of Felixstowe is a stretch of coastline that is full of history and natural beauty. We are very lucky to live on the door step of this beautiful place. I can't imaging not living near the coast and am very fortunate that within a 15 minute drive from my house I can be here, on the beach, having fun. And there is so much to see and do here.

We started our visit at Landguard Point viewing area which faces Harwich across the River Orwell and overlooks the Port of Felixstowe. It is a very popular spot for viewing the shipping. We could already see a huge container ship at the Port preparing to set sail. Two little tug boats were waiting in the wings to guide this enormous ship out to sea. The giant gantry cranes were lifting the last few containers on to the ship. Little Man was wondering what was in each of the colourful patchwork containers. And as we waited for the ship to depart we wandered around the peninsular, Little Man on his scooter again, collecting stones and making friends with another little girl. We wandered through the nature reserve, enjoying the views and sneaking up on rabbits before they scampered off down their burrows. There was a lovely warm sun shining on us but the windchill reminded us that it isn't Spring yet. And finally the huge ship, led by two tiny tug boats, left the port. This sight always amazes me. As these huge boats sail slowly past they seem almost close enough to touch. They look totally out of proportion with their surroundings. Once the boat was gone, the sun was fading and our tummies rumbling, it was time to go home. 

Hope you enjoyed my photos and reading my post today. Have a wonderful weekend everyone :0)x