A small weather window …

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There was another very cold start to the day today with a thin layer of ice (and a frost) covering the tent and the boat.  However, it was sunny and clear, and looking at the forecast, this was one of the calmest places in the country (as shown by this wind forecast map from xcweather).

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I paddled a few more miles, passing picturesque Southwold, and the less appealing Sizewell power station.  However with the cold easterly strengthening, I decided to stop before Orford Ness, and am now enjoying some shelter from the wind behind the steep pebble beach near Thorpeness.

Looking at the forecast, I could be here for a while!  I said goodbye to Yarmouth CG today as I passed into the Thames CG area, and I am finally south of my start point in Cambridge.  Nevertheless, its a bit worrying too think that at my current rate of progress, I won’t be able to complete this circumnavigation this year – hopefully my pace will pick up as the days get longer and the weather improves.

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