Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Lookout for the Lifeguards

Southwold, Suffolk
Dog and binoculars at the ready, boards oiled and laid up. I wonder where the lifeguards are?  Perhaps inside or patrolling the local beach.
Southwold, Suffolk
Looking over the landscape in case someone is lost at sea.
The South Lookout, Crag Path, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
But for the ultimate high rise lookout this lofty tower is quite a landmark on Aldeburgh beach. This 19th Century three storey building is a listed as being of special architectural interest.  It was built in competition with the North Lookout which is now part of the lifeboat station.  I didn't travel north as was too busy licking ice cream on the south shore  
For a lot of laid-back looking, this balcony would be the ideal locale for watching the sun rise, or just having a lazy day.   I thought this was a converted lighthouse but I learn that is an old mill that once ground flour for the locals.
An entry to ABC Wednesday. A journey through the alphabet


Ann said...

I don't see how you could miss that life gaurd stand with the bright design. I love visiting light houses, they are so unique.

mrsnesbitt said...


Denise ABC Team!

Roger Owen Green said...

There's a Blotto song called I Want To Be a Lifeguard running thru my head...

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

I love all the Lines and colors in that first photo.
Perfect choices for the letter L.

Anonymous said...

Colorful scene,looks like they just stepped away!

Paula Scott said...

As always, incredible and picturesque (post card perfect) images! They almost seem like a dream. Love the old flour mill!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful and colorful shots from the beach.

Leslie: said...

What a fab balcony! And I love that first photo - picture postcard perfect!

abcw team

Dave said...

Nice to see the beach Joy. Am looking forward to our summer, still a couple of moths away - Dave

Chubskulit Rose said...

Lifeguards are very important!

Catching up with ABC. Got busy the past couple of days and just now have the time to visit entries.

Leaping Chipmunk
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team