A few days near Aldeburgh. The shortest route from Cambridge takes you on minor roads through deepest Suffolk and that part of the journey is a delight in itself. The weather was a lot kinder than predicted when we booked a short stay. In particular, it was perfect during a lovely walk from Snape Maltings (where the famed concert hall is) along the River Alde, round through a wonderful oak wood, and back along the river.
The small towns in the region are very varied. Some seem in sad and shabby decline. Others seem considerably more flourishing. Aldeburgh itself gives the impression of being definitely in the second camp and we like it a lot. Even though the sea there seems always to wear a northern countenance.