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An Orford Day Out, Orford, Suffolk - 17th February 2018

Orford's another of the places that we haven't been to for a while, so armed with English Heritage membership we head off to the castle and a small picnic, some climbing in the climbey-tree and a trip to the quay - featuring the awesome smoked cheddar from the Pinney's shop

next album: A Walk Around Eye, and the Return of Red Tent, Suffolk and London - 25th February 2018
previous album: Quizzes and Library Books: a February Miscellany, Diss and Eye - 10th February 2018

2018 The boys run up the Orford Castle motte

The boys run up the Orford Castle motte

2018 Fred and Harry

Fred and Harry

2018 We have a micro-picnic

We have a micro-picnic

2018 Fred and Harry make some ten-minute-friends and play piggy-back up the hill

Fred and Harry make some ten-minute-friends and play piggy-back up the hill

2018 A pigeon takes off from the keep

A pigeon takes off from the keep

2018 The gang roam around inside Orford castle

The gang roam around inside Orford castle

2018 Fred looks around

Fred looks around

2018 The town of Orford, with the Ness lighthouse in the background

The town of Orford, with the Ness lighthouse in the background

2018 More of Orford Ness

More of Orford Ness

2018 1628 graffiti, and what looks like a board game or a map of the old castle walls

1628 graffiti, and what looks like a board game or a map of the old castle walls

2018 Some 1643 graffiti

Some 1643 graffiti

2018 Harry looks at stuff

Harry looks at stuff

2018 Isobel inspects a cabinet

Isobel inspects a cabinet

2018 Fred's got a tree growing out of his head

Fred's got a tree growing out of his head

2018 Harry in the Pinney's of Orford smokehouse shop

Harry in the Pinney's of Orford smokehouse shop

2018 Isobel peers at food items

Isobel peers at food items

2018 Fred on the foreshore

Fred on the foreshore

2018 A boat bobs around on the River Ore

A boat bobs around on the River Ore

2018 Another fishing boat, from Lowestoft

Another fishing boat, from Lowestoft

2018 The curious pagodas from 1950s atom-bomb-trigger experiments, on Orford Ness

The curious pagodas from 1950s atom-bomb-trigger experiments, on Orford Ness

2018 One the quay at Orford

One the quay at Orford

2018 Fred sizes up an old boat

Fred sizes up an old boat

2018 The Deben Trojan - a wreck-digging ship - hangs around at Orford

The Deben Trojan - a wreck-digging ship - hangs around at Orford

2018 Harry, Fred and Isobel, contra jour, on the shingle bank

Harry, Fred and Isobel, contra jour, on the shingle bank

2018 A wrecked boat

A wrecked boat

2018 The skeleton of an old boat

The skeleton of an old boat

2018 In the marsh reeds

In the marsh reeds

2018 We walk over the marshes back to the castle

We walk over the marshes back to the castle

2018 Marsh grasses in the sun

Marsh grasses in the sun

2018 A nice old farmhouse

A nice old farmhouse

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The boys run up the Orford Castle motte