This is the first time I have visited Aldeburgh and fell in love with the place straight away. There is so much to see and the shingle beach is a big difference to the sandy coast in my home town of Great Yarmouth.
I started off my trip by stopping off at the Martello Tower at the south end of Aldeburgh. The tower was built between 1808 and 1812 to protect the shores from a French attack lead by Napoleon. Once used for military purposes, the tower is now available to stay at.
From the tower I headed north end of the beach to get some shots of the Scallop sculpture which is dedicated to Benjamin Britten who was an English composer, conductor and pianist.
The Scallop has the phrase “I hear those voices that will not be drowned” which was taken from Britten’s opera called Peter Grimes. From the Scallop I walked along the beach where I got some photography of the fishing boats before heading home.