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4th July 2019
Mt. Biking: Felixstowe to Levington Marina.
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Weather: sunny and warm
Max Speed: 18.29 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 12 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Thursday 4th July – Bike ***** Felixstowe to Levington Marina – sunny and warm:)

After a quick visit to the nurse at our local surgery to remove a blood pressure monitor I had been wearing for 24 hours and getting the thumbs up I returned home to pump up the tyres on the mountain bikes as we had arranged to meet up with our friends Linda and Neil Hurrell for a bike ride. With picnic packed we left home just after eleven heading down to the prom in wall to wall sunshine which was much better than the forecast cloudy day:) At the old windsurfing club end of the prom we turned right to Peewit caravan site to meet the Hurrells in their lovely new caravan and sat on the deck for a cuppa. Then we set off for Trimley Marshes through the very busy Felixstowe Docks, across the railway crossing near gate two and out into the country. Stopping at the dock view point to watch the container action we then carried on along the long bumpy lane to the River Orwell. With the tide nearing high Neil and I biked along the sea wall while Linda and Mag chose the easier lower route ending up at the Winter Flood bird hide for lunch and watch the bird action. We were not disappointed as there were loads of Avocets, Godwits in full ginger colouring, Lapwings, Shell Ducks, Geese, Gulls, Red Shanks, Egrets and Herons. So, after an entertaining hour we continued along the sea wall with stunning blue skies with lovely wispy clouds spotting a Marsh Harrier and a couple of Deer. Past the spooky dead trees in the creek we stopped at the seat overlooking Levington Bay, one of the best views in Suffolk before continuing past Loompit Lack to Levington Marina to meet up with Neil and Linda’s Grandson who was coming to Felixstowe to stay at the caravan. We stopped by the marina and had an ice cream and I even bought a cheap bush hat to replace the one I lost while windsurfing to Woodbridge on Sunday. Refreshed we set off for home along our favourite tree lines route coming out at Trimley. Then a quick stop at Morrisons before splitting up to go to our homes. What a top day making the most of the sunny warm day and light winds which seem to be there for several days to come meaning the windsurfers being replaced by the bikes. We were out nearly 6 hours covering 14 miles, easily 5-star day:)


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