I set out after lunch on Saturday heading in the general direction of Woodbridge, then had the good idea of a walk at Martlesham Creek. You can do a nice circular walk from the car park near Martlesham church, to the river wall, then back via the boatyard and through the woods.
|Across the sheep field to the river Deben|
|Looking back to the boatyard|
|Spot the Bongo!|
After driving around Hollesley Common for a while I found the car park where we were meeting the next day, and decided it would make a good overnight wild camping spot. I was able to tuck the van behind some trees away from the road, so it was not too visible to passers by, and far enough from the road to be fairly quiet.
|Bongo in the woods, the road is behind the trees.|
I had a cosy, peaceful night except for some noisy owls, and after breakfast had a little stroll in the forest while I was waiting for the rest of the group to arrive.
I drove on to Butley RSPB car park, where I had lunch, and another walk along the river wall to the ferry slipway. More curlew, godwits, lapwings etc. This is usually a good place to see a kingfisher but I was not lucky this time.
Back home about 4pm, a round trip of 70km.