Today the kids and I walked about a mile up the coast to a historical sight called Landguard Fort. It was originally built in 1660! You could see the red bricks, which were the original bricks used in the construction. Later on in the 1700’s, they used yellow bricks to upgrade the fort.
This place was amazing! Each one of the kids wanted a handheld tour guide, so we walked the fortress with our own audio guide, listening to the tour in it’s wonderful British accent. I really could have listened to that voice all day long.
It was most fun just watching the kids go room to room listening intently to what the audio guide had to say about each room. We saw the old sinks and washtubs they had and there were even original beds from the Victorian era up against the wall in the guard’s room.
After taking some time to eat a snack, we headed back down the coastal pathway back toward our rental house.
All in all, it was a good day. The sun was shinning, the breeze was blowing (I’m pretty sure this town could easily beat out Chicago’s Windy City title), it was warm enough where we didn’t need our jackets, and we all had a great time.
I think I’ll miss this sleepy seaside town of Felixstowe.