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27th March 2020
Mt. Biking: Felixstowe to Levington Marina.
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Weather: Sunny but breezy:(
Max Speed: 18.23 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 13 miles (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Day 4 (lock down)

Friday 27th March - bike *** - Felixstowe to Levington Marina Ė Sunny but breezy:(

It was harder today to stay at home as the wind was blowing nicely from the NE sunny too but not good tides for The Dip so wasnít too disappointed not to be able to go out windsurfing, I think I will have to get used to not sailing for several months to come especially with the death rate soaring, very worrying times indeed! Mag had been working up to going shopping and actually had a relativity stress free visit to Lidl and got enough for ten days including getting some things for some elderly friends! I did my exercises in the garden again, thatís every day this week and was keen to get out on the bike while it is still allowed and with Boris and probably a lot of the cabinet being tested positive for Covid Ė 19 things are bound to get much much worse with the restrictions tightened even further I suspect! With the weather taking a turn for the worse at the weekend with strong northerly winds and cold I was keen to get out on the bike, avoiding as many people as possible. I had heard that Levington Marina had been closed so I decided to head over there to check it out despite the fresh breeze, not an ideal cycling day! I headed through the Cavendish Park, over the A 14 dock spur coming out at the Cordys Lane. The car park for the reserve at Trimley Marshes was full of cars, what people donít understand about NONE ESSENTIAL TRAVEL !!! where you are not supposed to use your car to go somewhere to walk your dog etc which is one of the main reasons we are not windsurfing at the moment! Itís a bit of a bumpy trek down to the Reserve but I made it in the end and climbed up onto the seawall to get a better look of the River Orwell with the tide high and not a boat to be seen on the water! It was very quiet and I only saw one other walker as I biked to Levington stopping at the three dead trees to take some pics. Then up onto the cliffs where I sat for a moment to take in one of the best views in Suffolk, straight up the river towards Ipswich. Reaching the marina, I was surprised to see it was quite busy with loads of cars and people working on boats and the dredger out in the channel! The barrier was defiantly up so if you could sail you could get in. I went around to the windsurfing spot and sat on the seat before heading back home along the roads into a strong headwind to start too! So, an OK ride being out for 2 hrs 30 mins covering 13 miles but too breezy to be good and also not great my myself, missing Mag again but she had been on her early morning walk along the prom so didnít want to push her luck!


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