Sunday, 13 April 2014

Let's go on an Adventure! - Discovering Estuaries

You don't have to journey far to go on an Adventure - very often the best are on your doorstep, and are free to enjoy! That's if you don't start with ice cream.....


But then all explorers need fuel, don't they?

We are really lucky, having the wonderful Woodbridge Estuary on our doorstep. The River Deben starts in Debenham, Suffolk and travels towards the sea passing through Woodbridge before reaching the sea at Felixstowe Ferry.
Fun Facts about Estuaries

Do you know what an estuary is? It's salty water on the coast partly enclosed by land, with one or more rivers flowing into it, and an exit to the sea. So basically it's where the rivers(s) reach the sea.

A Tide Mill uses the ebb and flow of the tide to turn a water mill and generate electricity. The Woodbridge Tide Mill has been preserved and is open to the public.


The Deben estuary is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is protected. It is a truly beautiful place to visit, whatever the weather - but particularly stunning in the sun! 

Woodbridge has a famous Tide Mill, one of few left in the country. 


Dorothy's friends had fun scooting along the estuary, then took a break to explore, build dens and climb trees!






Dorothy Says:-
"Do you have somewhere exciting near where you live? Get outside and find out!"







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29 comments:

  1. looks like a fab day! When I first went to an estuary i got washed away cuz the force is so strong =P I dont know I just remembered it when I read your post =) #LetsHaveAnAdventure

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  2. An estuary walk is a great place to find adventure, looks like yours were quick to divert and find interest up a tree. We love the Camel trail here which is a lovely safe off road trail from us to Wadebridge then up the estuary to Padstow. I'll look forward to more adventures on CountryKids, thanks for joining me.

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    1. I'd love you give your post a tweet out but I can't find you on twitter?

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    2. I'm @Twinsplustwo (from http://musingssahm.blogspot.co.uk) I think you follow me already? x

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    3. thank you. It was putting blog and twitter account together that had me lost!

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  3. Looks like a great day out!

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  4. Lovely pictures and a perfect tree for climbing! Nice to be able to get out now Spring is here isn't it!

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  5. Ou that looks amazing. We have a port near us and we should visit it more often!

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  6. What a great day out! I remember myself as a kid - I've spend more time outside playing around than inside, without expensive gadgets like tablets or laptops, the good old days!

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  7. Great idea for a day out, I have to find out what's near to us :)

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  8. There's always something fascinating about watery places isn't there? I love the tree climbing photo. We love going for walks across the army ranges when we have access to them (no red flags flying!).

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  9. Now that's what I call a proper day out - scooters, building dens and ice creams! Looks like you all have loads of fun and the weather was kind to you too :)

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  10. Love that tree! It's always a hit when we go somewhere with water. We're hoping to get to Hubbard's Hills soon. The kids love it because the river is very shallow and they play in it for hours :)

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  11. That looks like a great place to visit, I love being able to get out for a walk with the kiddies :-) x #blogclub

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  12. Looks like a good day out. We love our family adventures x

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  13. Looks like a fab day out! Love that photo with the pink jacket on the scooter!
    x

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  14. Looks lovely. I must get out and about more! X

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  15. What a fantastic sounding day and such a gorgeous place to visit. x

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  16. Any adventure is best started with some ice-cream! Does Dorothy agree?

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  17. I never properly knew what en estuary was until I read this post. Thanks, Dorothy!

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  18. Looks like a great day out. You can't beat ice cream in the sun! x

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  19. I'm with you, it is great to explore close to home, looks like lots of fun was had. Mich x #blogclub

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  20. never heard of this place, it looks lovely! nice and green :)

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  21. What a fab adventure! I a doe getting outside for these kind of adventures :) Loved your photos and it seems the kids had a wonderful time!

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  22. We have a few lovely walking spots around... perfect for a Saturday afternoon out

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  23. What beautiful photos, and such a glorious sunny day :-)

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  24. Looks like a great adventure! And all adventurers need ice cream ;-)

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Thank you for commenting!
Dorothy xx