We stayed at our friends house in the little adjoining village of Trimley St Mary and only a few miles from the bustling port. It's quaint Suffolk village with 2 shops (very well stocked with local cider), a pub and an Indian restaurant (expensive and greasy bhajis).
My wife was rather hoping to see her favourite container ship the “Clontarf” at the port, however after some investigation we realised that she has been recently decommissioned. Boo hoo. After this bit of disappointing news we were soon to be cheered by a sighting of a very rare Pacific Swift at Trimley Marshes behind the port. We were MADE UP! This majestic bird was a sight to behold and actually set off a mega-alert amongst England’s most keen twitchers. By Saturday afternoon a police roadblock was in place to manage the throngs of excited fans of our feathered friends.
We also enjoyed a walk into Felixtowe town and were caught unawares by a torrential storm. We stumbled across a local bar called Band Box to take shelter in and spent a few hours in the VIP area where the décor and mod cons were of very high quality.
We did enjoy this break very much and hope to visit there in years to come.