Marc and Sue in the 'base pub' - the Sorrel Horse in Shottisham
Shottisham Camping Weekend 13th - 15th August 2004
The "cycling splinter group" do their annual camping trip, this year to St Margaret's Campsite in Shottisham near Woodbridge in Suffolk (possibly the world's most lacksadaisically-run site, notwithstanding the owner eventually letting us off for pitching in the wrong field). This year was a gentler 30-odd-mile ride from Shottisham through Bawdsey, across the ferry to Felixstowe Ferry, through Walton, up to Woodbridge and back. Of course, various pubs were involved on the way...
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Apple and Pippa
DH chats to the landlord, Ken, about Bawdsey radar and the 'Chain Home' system
Jon 'Ninja' Mortlock takes his comfort blankie to bed :-)
Sue makes tea
Marc substitutes a packet of biccies for his genitalia...
...and then offers them around...
and then shows the results of mastication
Next morning, it's tent city
Outside the Ramsholt Arms, on the River Deben
A brief stop in Alderton
At the ferry at Bawdsey. The sign says to 'Wave bat for ferry'...
...which Bill dutifully does
Jen has a paddle in the river...
...whilst Sue writes her name in the sand
On the ferry 'cross the river. DH looks after the bikes
Paying the ferryman ('cos he got us to the other side)
At the Ferryboat Inn, Felixstowe Ferry
On the way to Walton, on the outskirts of Felixstowe, we spot a whole line of vintage tractors
Entertaining pub-sign humour
Inside the 'Half Moon' at Walton
Nosher plays the piano for a bit
Next pub along, and Bill and Sue play on the slide
Perhaps the prettiest pub in Suffolk, which unfortunately we didn't stop in as it didn't open all day
A field of pumpkins
Pub 4, The Red Lion, on the edge of Martlesham
Pub 5, The Wilford Bridge, near Sutton Hoo on the edge of Woodbridge. More beer...
Sue scopes out a tiny caterpillar through Nosher's printers' magnifier (well, doesn't everyone carry one?)
Apple and Pip on the bridge over the river Deben
There's always something that fascinates me about Turf Fields: 20 acres of lawn
Pub 6, and the end of the line, back at the Sorrel Horse in Shottisham
Caz joins the gang for food and vodka
DH inspects 'The List'
Marc shows off a crab
Bill guffs and nearly gasses out the entire pub
Claire, the cute barmaid, and Ken the landlord
Claire pokes Marc awake with a large stick
Claire applies a plaster to Bill's finger after he gets it shredded by Bageira the pub cat