Boats moored at low tide on the River Deben at Woodbridge, Suffolk. Woodbridge is a pretty market town on the banks of the Deben, abouit 8 miles inland from the coast. It is at these lower stages of the river that it becomes tidal before entering the North Sea by Felixtowe. This area is ecologically important and is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is also a Ramsar (special protection) site.
The elegant Tide Mill at Woodbridge, Suffolk on the River Deben. This is the 'newest' of the mills that have stood on this site having been built in the 1600s. The earliest recorded mill here was in 1170. During th middle ages it was run by the local Augustinian priory but at the time of the Dissol;ution it pasdsed into the hands of Henry VIII. It operated until 1957 sfter which it became derelict. However, following subsequent restoration it was reopened in1973.
This is one of the round towered churches typical of Norfolk. In the churchyard is buried Richard Woodget, master of the sailing clipper Cutty Sark which can be seen at Greenwich, London