Clacton on Sea to Aldeburgh
date: 15th July 2020 distance: 72 miles ascent: 1700ft lighthouses: Naze Tower, Dovercourt High, Dovercort Low, Harwich High, Harwich Low & Orford Ness riders: Jane & Me.
|Date:||15th July 2020|
|Lighthouses||Naze Tower, Dovercourt High, Dovercourt Low, Harwich High, Harwich Low & Orford Ness|
|Riders||Jane & Me|
Clacton Holiday Inn was comfortable enough, but a beautiful, bright sunny morning got us pedalling early. We made our way up the prom and onto The Naze then around Hampford Water Nature Reserve and into Harwich. A late breakfast was taken on the pier while waiting for the Flexistowe Ferry. Blooming Covid scuppered the next ferry (a rowing boat) across the River Debben, so it was a big detour inland. We finally arrived to meet Jez at Orford and snapped the Orford Ness Lighthouse. This was a close call, the crane was already in place, the beacon of light that shone for 228years became history a week later.
Jez guided us around the Long Reach on the Sailors path to Nicks House overlooking the estuary.