Around two miles to the north of Felixstowe at the mouth of the River Deben, is a small fishing village known as Felixstowe Ferry. From here, a ferry boat can take you to Bawdsey peninsula. There are a few small local businesses situated at Felixstowe Ferry that include a cafe and a public house, along with a quayside that sells freshly caught fish, not to mention a boatyard and sailing club. One can’t deny the timeless atmosphere here. There are several residences, shacks and houseboats, all with their own unique charm and character. It is certainly a place that can draw you in as a photographer.
You will find many interesting walks along this stretch of the Suffolk coast, including one that follows along the estuary of the River Deben. Many that visit Felixstowe Ferry also enjoy a spot of birdwatching.
Felixstowe Ferry, along with Felixstowe itself, is a place that I certainly haven’t explored enough! I arrived one morning with an aim to shoot a couple of rolls through my Hasselblad 500cm. I’ve really enjoyed shooting film recently and I couldn’t resist taking the Hasselblad for a wander around new ground. These images barely scratch the surface, but give a strong impression of this particular spot.
All images shot with a Hasselblad 500cm & Carl Zeiss Planar T* 80mm f/2.8 Lens on Kodak Portra 160.
Develop and Scan by FilmDev (Noritsu)