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King's Lynn and West Norfolk District

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  • Day4

    Campen im Marschland

    September 3, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    ...weiter ging es an der Küste entlang...durch kleine verträumte Dörfchen und hügelige Landschaften...total schön...die Strecke hat sich mal wieder gelohnt.

    Langsam wurde es Zeit einen Stellplatz zu suchen. Nachdem wir auch ein paar angefahren sind, aber nichts passendes gefunden hatten, landeten wir auf einem kleinen, leicht erhöhten, Wanderparkplatz mitten im Marschland...

    Uns hatten noch die Pfützen gewundert die überall vorhanden waren...."hier stand doch heute noch Wasser"...🤔....und die Straße zum SP heißt Tide-Straße...ob das was zu bedeuten hat 😂

    Nachdem wir uns dann bei Locals informiert hatten, war klar was Sache ist...wir stehen sicher hier, bis auf vielleicht nasse Füße...aber die Straße und alles um uns herum säuft wohl ab und wir sind quasi auf der "Insel der Glückseligen"

    Die Gegend ist sehr geil...einige Vogelbeobachter sind auch noch hier, aber ansonsten nur Natur pur um uns rum.

    Jetzt wird noch was gekocht und dann harren wir der Dinge...

    ...die Fotos sind noch bei Ebbe gemacht...Morgen gibt's dann Bilder von der Flut....hoffentlich...wir bleiben gespannt
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  • Day12

    King's Lynn

    May 22, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    The return trip to the ferry let us pass King‘s Lynn - the twincity of Emmerich am Rhein.
    So we booked a nice B&B and went into the little city to find some dinner and beer.
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  • Day27

    She don't know where she are...

    September 19, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Apologies to Banjo Patterson for the barstadisation of the line from "Clancy of the Overflow"

    I'm back in the UK. I got to experience the "thrills" of Paris traffic for myself in the taxi to the train station to catch the Eurostar back to London.

    The British immigration officer is familiar with long service leave. He correctly guessed I was using my lsl (I had written "travelling" on the landing card under UK address). He remarked he has never come across anyone but Australians who have lsl.

    The trip itself was pretty uneventful, I managed to doze for a while.

    Today is the start of the UK part of my trip. The first step was to pick up my hire car from Enfield, which is in the north east region of London. I had no intention of driving in central London which is why I chose a suburban pick up location.
    A train from Kings Cross, then an overground train and then two buses got me there. As it not peak time it wasn't awkward with my luggage as the two train stations were step free.

    I had booked a ford focus or similar. I got a Vauxhall Mokka, a small SUV which is bigger than I asked for but small vehicles were at a premium. The guy serving me was very impressed with the small marks I found on the vehicle although I guess some reading this blog won't be.

    It took me a while to get used to the vehicle. The indicator and windscreen wiper levers are on the opposite sides to what I am used to. It took several hours to find the lights as they are a separate switch on the dash.

    My first stop was Norfolk so I set google maps for Cambridge and it took me right into the bloody middle of Cambridge. Once I got there it abandonded me, having done its job!

    I may or may not have driven in the bus only lane looking for somewhere to pull over but as far as I know I didn't drive down any one way streets the wrong way.
    The reason for going into Cambridge was to get a sat nav. Despite saying so Tesco didn't sell them but I found a camping store (Halfords) that did. I just bought a cheap one but it's much better than using my phone.

    I had wanted to stay in Downham Market but the accommodation didn't have any spare rooms so I set the gps for Kings Lynn. I had learnt my lesson though and once I got to the outskirts I pulled over to look for somewhere to stay.

    The first place looked a bit expensive (£100/night). The second looked better at £55/night. The address didn't have a number attached to it so I had to guess at the correct address as it gave me a chouce of 4 or 5. I guessed wrong.
    By this stage I had lost any sense direction that I had. All I did know was that I was close to Sandringham estate, having passed it.
    Putting the name of the pub into google maps brought me past Sandringham estate again and to the Ffolkes Arms.

    It's a charming place, an old staging inn. I still feel like I have no idea where I am.

    Clock at St Pancras
    The rest are of the Ffolkes arms - I didn't take many photos today.
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  • Day29

    Old churches

    September 21, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Today I set out to explore Kings Lynn and then visit some old churches in which Creasys have been buried.

    Kings Lynn is an old town. Unfortunately I couldn't work out how to get to The Wash.

    I then followed a route from Kings Lynn to Downham Market looking at various old churches and their graveyards. Most of the gravestones I was looking at were no longer readable but it's such a nice pastime wandering around these churches and driving around the area.

    I was hoping to find an ancestor's grave in Downham but they have removed all the standing headstones and allowed the flat ones to become overgrown. While I was disappointed it has obviously given them a large grassed area and churches shoyld be for the living.
    I was happy to see one old very old church advertising Messy church.

    The area is marshland and the ploughed areas look so muddy compared to the dry paddocks of the farm. They look a lot more fertile too!

    I finished the day at Castle Rising, a medieval ruin, surprisingly small but it was used more as a hunting lodge lthan fort. I was able to climb nearly to the top.

    Boat on river Ouse in Kings Lynn
    Inside Kings Lynn Minster
    St Edmunds church, Downham market
    Wild berries!
    Castle rising
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  • Day3


    July 19, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Na de drukte van Cambridge (wist u dat de stad gesticht is bij een brug over de rivier Cam), zijn we noordwaarts gegaan richting Pensthorpe Natural Park. Een deel van het grote park is ontworpen door de Nederlandse ontwerper Piet Oudolf. Gelukkig hadden ze gesproeid... het was prachtig! De tuinclub van Penelope, Patricia, Gertrude en Theresa was er ook 🙄!
    Aan het eind van de dag parkeren we binnen de Walled Garden Camping bij King's Lynn van de aardige eigenaar Neill. Ook nu is het weer erg rustig.
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  • Day4

    Queen Elizabeth doet niet open

    July 20, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We hadden speciaal nieuwe kleertjes aangetrokken en waren mooi op tijd, maar Queen Elizabeth deed niet open. We hebben ook niet aan kunnen bellen bij het Sandringham estate, want alles was afgesloten tot 11 uur. En tot zo lang kunnen wij niet wachten, want op weg naar Edinburgh. Dus maar een foto van een verkeersbord met haar naam erop.Read more

  • Jul9

    Hunstanton beach

    July 9, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Nous quittons Heacham pour se diriger vers Hunstanton, plus grosse station balnéaire. On trouve un fish n chips ouvert et on mange dehors (pas de tables à l’intérieur).
    Les attractions de bord de plage ont rouvert le weekend dernier et Enzo l’a bien compris: il peut faire des tours de manège!
    Ensuite direction la plage pour en profiter un peu quand même malgré le froid / vent. La marée est basse et la plage immense. Dommage pour le soleil!
    On retourne vers la voiture quand une nouvelle averse commence. Il pleut pendant tout le trajet de retour sur Cambridge...
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  • Jul9

    Norfolk Lavender

    July 9, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Deuxième jour: on se dirige vers le début de la belle côte du Norfolk (visitée en 2004). On avait promis à Enzo de passer une journée sur une plage de sable pendant nos ‘vacances’ mais le soleil est loin d’être au rendez-vous.
    On s’arrête dans une ferme de lavande. Visite un peu décevante: on ne peut pas accéder aux champs et le grange avec jeux pour enfants est fermée. On se contente du petit parc avec une sélection de différentes variétés de lavande et d’un tour dans le magasin.
    On essaie de trouver à manger à Heacham mais tout est fermé!
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