Down by The Orwell Bridge


On the way, we passed: other people out for a stroll, a field of cows, and much much more.

On a hot, late-spring-time day not long back, I arrived home from University early one day. My parents suggested we went for a walk down by the river, I was tired from Uni, but decided to go along just to shoot. I took my LC-A+ and a selection of film. The walk starts off at Orwell Country Park, where you walk through the woods down to the shore. It was a glorious day, the sun was shining, the birds were gliding in the mild breeze.

This day could not have been much better. When we got to the shore we turned right, this was something I’d never done before. I usually take the route to the left, as it’s shorter. However this proved to be a brilliant decision. The shore seemed to be littered with fallen trees, remains of old jetti’s and small bridges. We could see in the distance the Orwell Bridge (named because it crosses the River Orwell).

This bridge is the main way to bypass Ipswich towards Felixstowe (one of the biggest shipping ports in the UK). We decided we’d head for the bridge and see how close we could get. On the way, we passed: other people out for a stroll, a field of cows, and much much more. We made it the whole way to the bridge, and standing there looking up at this huge concrete structure, I was in awe! When you drive over a bridge like this, you never fully know how colossal it really is, whereas from the point I was standing I could see it was a well-engineered structure.

written by oldskool_rider on 2009-05-21 in #world #locations #oldskool_rider #felixstowe #rumble #orwell #lc-a #river #nacton #bridge #ipswich


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great location again! And I love the shots! :))

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wow what a gallery ! Congrats, each shot is excellent !

  3. dogma
    dogma ·

    Nice shots, super colors and cool location :)

  4. d_i_hunter
    d_i_hunter ·

    Intense colours - is that Elitechrome? Love 13.

  5. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    #3 is soooo good. Amazing collection of photos!

  6. graefin
    graefin ·

    a monster brigde! Great!

  7. denial_denial
    denial_denial ·

    Some really amazing shots.

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