October in Southwold

Now that the town is gradually emptying in the run-up until Christmas, it’s time to enjoy the autumnal feel of Southwold, with haymaking in the fields behind Mandalay, the late flowering plants, and of course blackberry picking.

Walberswick church in an October sunset

Walberswick church in an October sunset

Southwold harbour skyline with an October sunset

Southwold harbour skyline with an October sunset

The sunsets were taken from The Perch in Ferry Road, courtesy of Gillian and Ian, and show the stunning early evening scenery to the west of Mandalay

Spider and web waiting for the last of the flies

Hay baling behind Mandalay, from the Common

Hay baling behind Mandalay, from the Common

Blackberries in October, Southwold

Blackberries in October, Southwold

Kestrel in field behind Ferry Road, Southwold

Kestrel in field behind Ferry Road, Southwold

It’s also a good excuse for testing the new camera, with its astonishing (to me anyway) range of 25mm to 630mm optical lens, which enabled the kestrel picture, which was at the time, over 100 yards away. Its not perfect, but I didn’t have a lot of time to set the picture up, and it shows that a point-and-shoot camera can still be worth-while.