9-45 am: Yesterday - Saturday - I got the ferry to Harwich with my bike. Fun ferry - passing the channel bouys and getting views of Felixtow container port. Harwich is - um - strange; a lot of twee cottages in the old town, but with an interesting heritage trail; it was virtually deserted - not at all like a Saturday morning. A lot of run-down looking 19th century housing reminded me of 1950s' Southsea. I eventually managed to find a shop and buy a loaf of bread! It then rained so I came back.
Most of the places I have visited on the East coast have had a 1950s' air about them in places - I am sure there is a story here - - .