Pin Mill (1), Suffolk, England
Pin Mill is a very small riverside hamlet at the end of a lane half a mile from the village of Chelmondiston. The lane doesn't go any further unless you want to drive into the River Orwell. There are a few houses, some small boatyards and, of course, the 17th century Butt and Oyster Inn.
A very picturesque spot and can be very popular on a warm sunny day in high season. When we were there in the latter half of June, mid-week, there were only a few people about and most of them were artists.
We went into the Butt and Oyster for coffee and this is the view from inside the bar. The river will be a lot closer at high tide with the water covering all the visible foreshore. Good coffee and their lunch menu looked very tempting but we had to leave before lunch - pity really.
The River Orwell is over a half mile wide at this point.
As the tide was low we were able to walk out on the little concrete Hard and look back at the Butt and Oyster.
Pin Mill was the setting for Arthur Ransome's book "We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea" and was also featured in the popular BBC Lovejoy series.
This view is from the same point as above but looking at one of the riverside houses.
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