Ramble to a wreck

On my recent away days, I took along the handy, compact Ricoh CX3. Aged 11 now and showing its age compounded by various mishaps and one almost fatal accident (see Ricoh revival).
The plan was to make this a last holiday with the camera since I’ve saved enough now to purchase this year’s Ricoh GRiiix.

And there was no better place than Woodbridge, Suffolk for a Ricoh ramble (where I first took this camera) though on this particular day the light was not good and Ricoh was rather slow!

I’m not particularly sentimental and most early shots have been deleted but this houseboat wreck at low tide on the river Deben first caught my eye (and heart) many years ago. It is one of the few early captures of the Ricoh that I have left though I could not find an unedited version.

June 2012

And here’s something I wrote after yet another visit here in 2016:

It's going on all the time, second by nanosecond under our very eyes, but only when there are big enough bundles of accumulated moments along a timeline do we sheaf them together and call it 'change'. 
June 2021 ~ Ricoh CX3
"After months away, I revisit holiday haunts, accustoming, noting absences, novelties, further decay. The abandoned houseboats have sunk a little more; they feel like old friends, family, even in their decrepitude...The tides are stripping us all back into skeletons"
October 2022 ~ Ricoh CX3
birds nest below deck
houseboat seasoned to soft wood
ice will sculpt a wreck
October 2022 ~ Ricoh CX3

This is not quite a last goodbye to Ricoh CX3 as the rest of the week’s posts will feature some recent photos shot with my lovely wreck of a camera! And in future I am bound to bring it out for old times’ sake – after all Martin bought this for my birthday in 2011, so it’s full of precious memories.