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Sep 2016

shingle + street Unknown what it says.

Population - 69.

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If ever a place was more aptly named, it's yet to be heard of although New-castle ain't too hard to figure.

Having said that, Shingle Street should really be Shingle  Road because the buildings are just on one side only Shingle Road makes it sound like the road's made of  shingle.

Saying that, there's actually a bit of a gap between the beach and the road so it should really be called Shingle-on-Road but that makes it sound like there's some shingle on the road. Road-near-Shingle? Let's be honest, that's not even a thing.

Directions aren't strictly necessary since it's at the end of the single road in, or shouldn't that be the shingle road in, eh?

Just call it Shingle Street man!

A former fishing village, the population was evacuated during World War II just prior to a propaganda fuelled rumour that a German invasion was repelled here.

After the war, people decided largely not to return and the single row of beachfront buildings remain unsurrounded of any development.

Shingle Street Shingle Street - Coastguard Cottages

That includes these ones, previously used as a coastguard lookout station. This being post-Brexit, they want to take that EU flag down...

I don't know, they come over here nicking our obs.

 
Suffolk Coast Path

This 50-mile, long-distance walk passes along here but don't dismiss the flattest area of England. There's a fair bit of it on this type of terrain and it can be confirmed to be a right calf-killer.

If you're walking from Felixstowe, you're only about 5 miles in with another 45-or-so to go to Lowestoft. If you're coming from Lowestoft then congratulations, it's only another 5 to Felixstowe but you've gone the wrong way.

There's not an awful lot to see here... apart from these nutjobs!

Shingle Street - Kiteboarders

Doing some wetsuit-clad para-aqua-surf-fly-sailing or something just off the sandbanks. It's now known to be called Kiteboarding and quite a number of them make parking nearly impossible in the cosy car park.

This was no doubt due to today's conditions and what with the wind whipping up, do you know what? It looked blummin' brilliant!

Right then, time to get off now, off to do some seat-cake-eating. There's nowhere near as much equipment involved, just take a seat and order some cake and well, it's thought you can figure the rest.