Monday, 6 June 2016

More views from a beach hut




On a clear day, it's possible to just make out the huge offshore wind farm further down the coast














This boat isn't the RNLI or coastguard but Felixstowe Volunteer Coastal Patrol Rescue Service.
Formed in 1997 to make up for a gap in coverage by coastguards. We've seen it a couple of times on Sundays, zooming along between yacht clubs in the River Orwell and the River Deben






 Both the above were taken a few weeks ago but today we managed to get down to the beach hut again, although there wasn't a lot happening out at sea. Just a few yachts and this wind surfer.


 Although lovely and sunny the wind was really cold and if we had known before I packed up lunch just how chilly it was and that we were going to have to come back to the hospital for 4pm we possibly would have stayed at home where it was about 10 degrees warmer. The hospital thing was for Col to have another platelet infusion, they hadn't got any in for him when he went in for a blood test earlier this morning on our way to Felixstowe.

Last week our son printed off some pictures of baby Jacob and took them in to Col in hospital  to show to all the nurses ( he's been in hospital so many times in 6 months that practically all the Somersham ward staff know our whole life history!). M printed off 2 sets, so on Sunday we invited Col's dad and brother over for tea so they could see their great grandson/nephew and pick up one set of photos to take home.They were also able to look at all the other photos of Jacob on various peoples facebook pages.


 Thank you to everyone for gnome comments and Lizzie asked how life compares generally, living in town compared to the countryside. I think the answer deserves a whole post on it's own........I'll work on it.

Back soon
Sue



16 comments:

  1. The nurses end up like family when you have someone in lots. Beach hut pictures make me jealous, been stuck in hot classrooms today. Taking 100 kids to Llandudno/ Conwy tomorrow and the forecast is for rain from lunchtime, hoping it holds off till we get back on the coaches! And that we won't be needing RNLI, or any other emergency services!

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  2. Love the way the sunlight glints on the sea.
    Lisa x

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  3. Gorgeous pics. I've made Violet wear a hat and coat in summer before, because it might be sunny, but Felixstowe always seems to have a cruel wind blowing. And she did have an ear infection at the time, so I didn't want to make it worse with the wind.

    It was very hot yesterday in the garden though! Can't complain, it was exactly what we needed.

    xx

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  4. Lucky you.
    I miss living by the ocean.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  5. It has been lovely this evening to look at your beautiful sea photographs. I really need a trip to the sea soon. Breathe in that salty air. Much love to you and Col. X

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  6. I think most lifeboat type things are ribs like that now, rather than the big ocean going boats like in Kirkcudbright up North.

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  7. How lovely to see some pictures of the sea. I haven't been to the coast for a long time. I might have to see if hubby fancies a trip for a couple of days when he is on annual leave-x-

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  8. Summer is here......its here...ITS HERE

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  9. Thanks for sharing photos of the North Sea off Felixstowe. It is pretty and glad you were able to get away for awhile. Never know what beach weather is like, even here in OR. Always take a jacket! We've had quite the warm temps here, about 100 deg.F on Sat, so thankful for a/c since we had our daughter's college grad party. Take care!

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  10. On a clear day we can see the wind farm near Clacton where we live. Love the way the sun glistens on the water xxx

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  11. Lovely views from the beach hut! Glad you are getting to enjoy it!

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  12. Beautiful area. Do you live near the coast? Hope your dh is feeling better and his chemo is almost done. Cheryl

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  13. How lovely that the staff are taking such a family interest, but this isn't surprising with long-term patients as the staff are not only looking after their patient but considering the whole family, bless them.
    Lovely photos, too. We have fine sunny weather here today (Tuesday) and at the weekend there is the Torbay Air Show (causing quite a lot of disruption as roads will be closed hither and thither in the Bay. Which begs the question, if they need to close roads and prevent parking on many of them, too, because they might need to use them for emergency services, why have an air show at all if they think it's so dangerous?)
    Margaret P

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  14. It has been glorious here inland Sue, but I saw on the forecast that it was still going to be cold on the east coast.

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures, Sue. It's always nice to have a visit down Felixstowe. Can't wait until I can be there for real! Hope it warms up soon. I told my mum I'd send some nice weather her way but she says it hasn't arrived yet!

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  16. You might want to remove the house of simple blog link please - starting over here now

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