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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Dunwich Heath



Whereas the spit at Orford is growing, the cliffs at Dunwich up the coast are being eaten away at about the rate of 1 to 2 metres a year.  Perhaps the shingle ends up on the ness.  
The tops of the cliffs are covered with a sea of pretty purple heather.  The day was still very hazy but we bought bottles of elderflower fizz and had a wander around.   No pics as my camera battery had died.

Home via Tescos at Woodbridge for some soya milk for me and a UK adaptor.  Another delish BBQ for dinner.  We are very tired.  I cut the arms off a top so I have something cooler to wear tomorrow - the weather is so hot!


Image taken by Franklin_Hunting, retrieved from flickr 8.5.09.

4 comments:

  1. The heather is beautiful, was it so when you were there? Just lovely, I have never seen such a field of it in person. Are your falls normally so warm?

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  2. This is autumn in Suffolk 2006, sis. It was a VERY warm autumn.

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  3. One of my favorite places in the UK is The Hole of Horcum in North Yorkshire. When I saw it, it was covered with heather and just breathtaking! Thank you for reminding me of that day!

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  4. Oh how I'd love to stand in a field of purple heather.

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