My ideal Suffolk Day... Getting up just before dawn and watching the sun appear on the horizon at Shingle Street. Then stopping into chat to the majestic Suffolk Punch horses across the road from my house at the Suffolk Punch Trust, feed them some grass and stroke their beautiful chestnut coats.
No matter what the weather, a cycle ride to Bawdsey is a fantastic way to explore this part of our beautiful county, with a trip on board the foot ferry across to Old Felixstowe.
Once there, head to the View Point Café in Felixstowe for a full English breakfast and to watch the huge ships coming in to the port.
If you like to travel in style, I would recommend hiring the convertible Triumph Herald from Open Top Touring and driving up the coast, stopping at Woodbridge to pick up a loaf of award-winning Adnams Sourdough from The Cake Shop Bakery.
Stop at Chapel Books in Westleton for a rummage of their fabulous collections and making a purchase or two or pay a visit to one of the many fetes, open gardens, car boots and open studios along the way.
If it's a hot day, stop for a dip at Beccles Lido and another attempt to get more than 2’ across their giant inflatable! Afterward, heading to Bungay to buy a whole Baron Bigod cheese from Fen Farm Dairy to accompany the Sourdough.
Heading back, stopping by Southwold Pier or popping in for a dip in the sea at Walberswick, taking in the wide open Suffolk skies. For dinner, buy fresh fish and a lobster from the fishermen at Aldeburgh
A whistle stop tour of The Suffolk Coast!