Tuesday, 17 September 2013


Lowestoft on the North Sea coast is the most easterly town in the United Kingdom - unfortunatly it was overcast and dull when I visited today.

The East  Point Pavillion houses the Tourist Information Centre and a very good Cafe that did a nice (and suprisingly cheap) Italian chicken sandwich.

In the distance is the South Pier while in the foreground is the 'Royal Plain Fountains'. The fountains consist of 74 individual interactive water jets with variable lighting, which, according to 'http://www.lovelowestoft.co.uk/landmarks.php' forms a striking centrepiece to the recently enhanced Royal Plain area'.

The view south down the coast to the main beach is a bit depressing after Crete!

The harbour had quite a few boats plus a reminder of the fishing industry.

Lowestoft Lifeboat Station is is one of the oldest lifeboat stations in the British Isles. It was founded in 1801, twenty-three years before the Lifeboat Service itself was established. The Lowestoft lifeboat was used during the evacuation of British forces from Dunkirk.Thre is a statue of a lifeboat man near the bridge. The plaque reads: "To all Lowestoft Lifeboatmen past, present and future, for their sterling duty to seafarers of the world."

...and now for something completly different. I was meeting someone at Oulton Broad North Station (which is the station on the line from Norwich just outside Lowestoft so I did a couple of pictures for my Geograph collection
and found an Edward VII (1901-1910) post box  (I understand about 6 per cent of UK boxes have the ER VII cypher).

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