Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns

A visit to the Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf course at Stonham Barns in Suffolk.


Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns

On Thursday 18th April we revisited Stonham Barns in Suffolk to play the new Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf course.


Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns

Last year we'd called in to Stonham Barns Golf Park and seen the course under construction.


Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns

We've been to Stonham Barns a number of times before when visiting family in nearby Ipswich. The old Crazy Golf course there was the 33rd played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in August 2007.

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Emily on the 17th hole

The new Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf course at Stonham Barns Golf Park became the 506th we've played and was the 815th visited overall.

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Emily playing hole 2

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Almost a hole-in-one

In our minigolf match-up on the 18-hole Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf course Emily scored the victory with a 41 to 50 shots scoreline.

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Emily on one of the BIG minigolf holes

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
The Whale's Belly - the sign is right, we haven't been given that advice on our travels before!

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Hole 8

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Putting into the belly of the beast

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Hole 10 is inside

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Hole 11 is an elaborate affair

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Hole 11

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Emily in Smuggler's Jail with some skellingtons

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Smuggler's Jail

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Smuggler's Jail

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
I didn't hang on to my lead in our minigolf match-up

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Putting into the jail

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
A former inmate?

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
The green of hole 17

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
The 18th

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Here be treasure

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Emily playing her last shot of the round

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Is that a crocodile or an alligator?

Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns
Same question







We've now visited a total of 865 courses since September 2006. When we began there were around 600 courses in the UK. There are now more than 1,000!

Check out the Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf course website for more information, opening times and prices.

Stonham Barns Golf Park is also home to a Mini-Foot Golf course and a Chip & Putt layout
Stonham Barns Golf Park is also home to a Mini-Foot Golf course and a Chip & Putt layout

Mini-Foot Golf course at Stonham Barns Golf Park
The Mini-Foot Golf course

Links:

- Stonham Barns Golf Park
Stonham Barns

Related blog posts:
- Stonham Barns
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Videos:
- Hole-in-one at Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns - 1
- Hole-in-one at Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns - 2
- Hole-in-one at Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf at Stonham Barns - 3

Happy National Gardening Week

My little brother Christopher is a keen gardener and outdoorsman and spotted this well grown carrot in his local Morrisons supermarket. Quite apt for National Gardening Week.

Rude carrot. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, 30th April 2019
With a carrot looking like a big piece of meat who needs the other two veg!

What a prize veg!

Monday, April 29, 2019

100% gluten free at the Off The Wheaten Track Deli in Altrincham

A visit to the new Off The Wheaten Track gluten free deli in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.


On Saturday we headed over to nearby Altrincham to visit the brand new Off The Wheaten Track Deli. We'd heard the 100% gluten free deli was opening and were keen to check it out.


The menu at Off The Wheaten Track is 100% gluten free
The menu at Off The Wheaten Track is 100% gluten free

We had a superb lunch and it really is brilliant that all of the food there is 100% gluten free.


The beef sandwich was excellent and there was a lot of choice on the menu. It was nice to see the deli busy with lots of people enjoying the gluten free options. We saw people ordering other items we'll try on future visits.

It was so nice to be able to have a sandwich out of the house. The beef sandwich I had was packed full of ingredients and flavour. Delicious
It was so nice to be able to have a sandwich out of the house. The beef sandwich I had was packed full of ingredients and flavour. Very tasty

Off The Wheaten Track Deli has a huge selection of cheeses and we tried the very interesting charcoal cheddar. It was delicious.

Some of the cheese we tried. It's NOT Black Pudding Cheese despite what it looks like!

We're looking forward to returning to the Off The Wheaten Track Deli.

Check out the Off The Wheaten Track Deli website for more information and opening times.

Related blog posts:
- Coeliac
- Gluten Free
- 100% gluten free places in the UK

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Teezers Retro Golf course in Coventry

A visit to the Teezers Retro Golf course in Coventry.


Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

On Easter Sunday Teezers Retro Golf course in Coventry became the 865th course we've visited in the last thirteen years. We've travelled to 38 courses in eleven countries so it was the 827th we've been to in the British Isles.

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry
There's a wild Crazy Golf course in this building!

The 18-hole indoor Crazy Golf course at Teezers Retro Golf opened last year and was the 507th course we've played to date.

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry
Hole 18

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry
Hole 3



In our match-up on the intriguing layout I defeated Emily with a score of 48 to 56. I've since found out that my round of 48 is the best score recorded at the course to date!

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry
We were still friends after our minigolf match-up

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry
I didn't hit the bulllseye on this hole, scoring a 3 

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry
Playing the 16th hole

Check out the Teezers Retro Golf & Cocktails website for more information, opening times and prices.



Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Teezers Retro Crazy Golf course in Coventry

Link:
- Teezers Retro Golf

Related blog posts:
- Coventry
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Videos:
- Teezers Retro Golf indoor Crazy Golf course in Coventry
- Mousetrap hole at Teezers Retro Golf course in Coventry
- Hulk Hogan Hulkamania hole at Teezers Retro Golf course in Coventry
- Jaws hole at Teezers Retro Golf course in Coventry
- Woolworths hole at Teezers Retro Golf course in Coventry
- Tetris hole at Teezers Retro Golf course in Coventry
- Home Alone 2 hole at Teezers Retro Golf course in Coventry