23 Jul 2012, 12:33pm


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  • Now that the jet stream has moved to its customary position

    Isn’t in nice to have some sunshine back in Blighty 🙂 Seems like the jet stream has been AWOL from its usual position, bringing us loads of rain and the US a drought in some parts. It seems to have returned to its usual position for the moment. No doubt we’ll be grizzling about having to irrigate before long, but it was time to seize the moment

    Orford castle

    The main car park near Orford quay gets well crowded but the castle grounds further back into the village are big enough to avoid getting overrun. English Heritage charge for entrance to the castle but not the grounds. The grounds are a pretty good place to laze and have a picnic, and close enough to Richardson’s smokehouse and Pinney’s shop on the quay. Pinney’s apparently have their own oysterbeds and DW tells me oysters are apparently really good value, though I can’t abide them myself 😉

    Pinney’s shop on Orford Quay

    It sounded like there were a fair few Londoners escaping the Smoke and the Olympics prep this weekend. Orford’s well set up for weekend visitors – I was tickled by the incitement to bend the parking regulations at the Crown and Castle

    Invitation to tweak the tail of the nonexistent traffic wardens here at the Crown and Castle pub

    I haven’t seen any traffic wardens either, but I’d be hesitant to generalise that there aren’t any at all. Maybe the landlord knows mroe baout the council spending cuts than I’m aware of. Either way, I admire his chutzpah in getting a sign all painted up professionally, it’s a state of affairs he anticipates staying for a long time.

    Orford castle from the seawall


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