Yesterday we visited Lowestoft and I wrote about it here.
Today I came home and downloaded the photos from my little Olympus.
I have also had a quick look in my guidebook about East Anglia. It says that Conrad is not the only famous name linked to Lowestoft. Both Thomas Nashe, the poet, and Benjamin Britten, the composer, were born there, though some three hundred and fifty years apart. There are steps which I didn’t see leading down to the original beach village. I did see the old smoke house as we drove by, and evidence that fishing had once been the main industry.
Das Boot hails originally from a few miles away at Oulton Broad. Maybe one day I’ll get there and see where she started out.