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  • Day155

    Sea Palling to Mundesley

    October 18 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Sea Palling is a small holiday resort village to the south of Cromer. The Environmental Agency has erected 9 barrier reefs here to protect the village from the North Sea, as there is a lot of coastal erosion in this area. We start our walk at the small RNLI station and take the beach walk option towards Eccles-on-sea; this was abandoned in the 17th century due to being engulfed by the sea, and now exists as the Bush Caravan Estate behind concrete sea defences.

    We reach Happisburgh, which has national archaeological significance as evidence of the oldest human occupation in the UK was unearthed here in 2010. There are many groynes along the shore here to slow erosion; we pass the iconic red and white striped lighthouse - the oldest working in East Anglia - and St Mary's Church, the tall tower of which is an important landmark for sailors.

    We pass Walcott, well known for its sandy beaches, to reach Bacton; there are extensive sea defences here.... The Bacton Gas Terminal is an industrial complex of 6 different supplier terminals, each receiving gas from the UK continental shelf; a scheme was undertaken here in 2019 to deposit 2 million metric tonnes of sand in front of the cliffs to form an artificial dune to protect the complex and local villages for the next 15-20 years from from further erosion.

    The path continues along the beach at the bottom of Mundesley Cliffs, a site of scientific interest, to reach the RNLI Volunteer Station at Mundesley.

    It has been a good walk of close to 10 miles.
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    Wolfgang und Heidi

    You are brave. 10 miles are about 18 km. But everything looks quiet flat, which makes it a nice stroll…

    10/24/21Reply
    Andrew's Travels

    Yes, it was flat but some ascent to get to the cliff tops. We like coastal walks.

    10/24/21Reply
     
  • Day20

    Robben und Zocken

    September 5, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    In aller Frühe verlassen wir Paris in Richtung Calais. Dort überwinden wir erstklassig mit dem Eurostar den Ärmelkanal und landen in good old England.
    Weiter geht es mit Zügen aus dem letzten Jahrhundert in die Grafschaft Norfolk. Im kleinen Touristenort Hemsby kommen wir in einem sauberen aber auch nicht mehr taufrischen Chalet unter.
    Der Ort ist von Fish and Chips Buden und Spielhallen geprägt. Jene sind vollgestopft mit quäkenden Automaten und blinkenden Lichtern. An einigen Automaten die versprechen, dass durch Einwurf von Münzen viele andere fallen, probieren auch wir vergebens unser Glück.
    Unsere landestypische Fastfood Ernährung können wir mit Brommbeeren von den unzähligen Sträuchern am Straßenrand etwas kompensieren. Der Tisch der Natur ist reich gedeckt und wir sind die einzigen, die die Einladung annehmen.

    Es ist Nachsaison und wenig los. Die unzähligen Hütten sind in etlichen Ferienanlagen meist leer. Außer uns scheinen nur einheimische hier Urlaub zu machen.
    Da der Engländer seinen Urlaub offensichtlich mit Zocken verbringt, sind die herrlichen Strände fast menschenleer.
    Nur die Hundebesitzer, von denen es hier sehr viele gibt, bevorzugen die wilde Küste.
    Am letzten Tag erreichen wir nach einem langen Strandspaziergang eine Robben Kolonie.
    Wir können die Tiere an Land und im Wasser beobachten und sind fasziniert und berührt von dieser Erfahrung.
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    Pagels on tour

    Wow, das ist ja klasse 😍. Ihr habt in der kurzen Zeit ja schon richtig viel gesehen und erlebt, schön das wir daran teilhaben dürfen😘 Ich hatte gestern auch ein tolles Erlebnis, bin 30 min. mit 🐬🐬🐬 geschwommen bzw. geschnorchelt, es war wunderschön 😍

    9/6/19Reply
    Pagels on tour

    😍

    9/6/19Reply
    Anja Ohlsson

    Hallo Aliza, coole Fotos. Dein Jonas

    9/6/19Reply
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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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    Ich hoffe ihr habt eure Eifel Pums dabei, schöne Fahrt euch allen.

    9/3/19Reply

    Pumps sollte es heißen

    9/3/19Reply
    Andreas Claes

    Haben wir 😂😂😂...immer an Bord

    9/3/19Reply

    Das ist ja toll 👍🏻 euch weiterhin viel Spaß 🤗

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  • Day4

    Seehunde in Sicht

    September 3, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Früh aufwachen war heute angesagt...ist wohl normal wenn man zeitig ins Bettchen geht 😉. Nach dem Frühstück ging es dann auch weiter...Richtung Norden...

    Zu erst war es nicht so schön, zwei, drei mittel große Städtchen mit viel Verkehr. Aber danach wurde die Landschaft wieder uriger und die Sträßchen enger...

    Ulli, die "beste Navigatorin", hatte uns nach ca 1,5 h einen Zwischenstopp rausgesucht...eine Seehundkolonie 😊...sehr gut...das gucken wir uns an

    ...und tatsächlich...hier schwimmen, tauchen und spielen die posierlichen Tierchen en masse rum...und das ziemlich nah am Ufer...Klasse
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  • Day157

    Mundesley to Cromer

    October 20 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    The coastal path from Mundesley takes you through a caravan park - there are many along the coast here - on its way to the village of Trimingham. On the outskirts of the village, we pass the RAF Trimingham Air Defence Radar Station, which is shaped like a giant golf ball. We reach the parish church of St John the Baptist's Head; a life size alabaster head of the saint was kept at the church and visited by pilgrims. The church has a short, buttressed and unfinished tower.

    From here, it is back to the coast to walk along the Sidestrand and Trimingham Cliffs, another Site of Scientific Interest, en route to Overstrand. This village was originally a crab fishing centre like Cromer, but it became a holiday destination for wealthy Victorians and was dubbed "the village of millionaires". We walk along the promenade there and then on to the beach for the rest of the way to Cromer.

    It is a lovely stroll to Cromer and there are excellent views as we get closer. It has been another excellent walk (about 8.5 miles).
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  • Day156

    Mundesley Circular Walk

    October 19 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    The coastal village of Mundesley is well known for its firm, golden sand beach. In the cliff top gardens above this is the memorial to the Bomb Disposal teams that cleared the Norfolk coast of landmines post WW2, which is next to the smallest maritime museum in the world (formerly a coast guard lookout station).

    Many of the coastal villages around here have circular walks, and the Mundesley circular walk heads inland, past the golf course and follows the Paston Way as far as Gimlingham. From here, we head towards Trunch; the village is known for its 14th century, Grade I listed parish church of St Botolph as it contains a magnificent carved and painted wood font canopy (one of 4 in tbe UK), as well as a decorative hammerbeam roof.

    We follow "quiet roads" as they are known here, back to Mundesley and enjoy a view of the Stow Hill tower windmill in the neighbouring village of Paston on the way.

    Back in Mundesley, The Ship Inn beckons.
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    Ant Travels

    Cool

    10/22/21Reply
     
  • Aug15

    Norwich; Urban Ramble - revisited

    August 15, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    I went back to Norwich with friends from Duxford ("Friday Forum" Plough group) and treated them to the Urban Ramble Tour (parts 1 to 3); there was also time (and inclination) to visit a few of the fine pubs that are present in Norwich, the "City of Ale". Here are a few supplementary images of this beautiful city, presented in the order of the original posts, together a couple of pub highlights..

    Part 1 - The Maids Head Hotel really is a fine place to stay and highly recommended (we were in the Premier Inn, Nelson this time!)
    Part 1 - With care and a good zoom camera you can see Norwich Castle in some detail from St James Hill
    Part 1 - The modern Jarrold Bridge seems to float over the River Wensum (the posts are not part of the structure)
    Part 2 - On the corner of the market square is the Jarrolds Department Store, established since 1770

    The Adam and Eve claims to the be the oldest pub in the city.
    The Fat Cat is usually packed out and serves 30 real ales - in these Covid-19 times, we were able to get a table and choose from only 15 real ales! A wonderful place.
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    Wolfgang und Heidi

    We are roaming the Bavarian „biergarten“ meanwhile. Best thing you can do in Germany.

    9/4/20Reply
    Andrew's Travels

    You are all doing quite the tour of Germany! Looks great.

    9/4/20Reply
     
  • Day3

    Blakeney to Wells

    May 19 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We leave Blakeney with the Morston Salt Marshes on our right to reach Morston village - like Blakeney, this used to be a major port 400 years ago but is now used by a small number of fishing boats, leisure craft and seal watching trips to Blakeney Point. There are distant views of the Watch House (formerly used as a lookout for sailors in distress and for smugglers) and the blue Blakeney Point visitor centre (formerly a lifeboat station).

    The coastal path now skirts the Stiffkey Saltmarshes, part of the National Trust, and then the Warham Saltmarshes; there are good views of the marshes themselves and the birdlife on them as we approach port the town of Wells-next-the-Sea. The distinctive landmark of the seafront is the granary with its overhanging gantry on the quay; this has now been converted into luxury flats (it ceased operating as a granary in 1990).
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  • Day2

    Weybourne to Blakeney

    May 18 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Weybourne Hope is a two-mile stretch of land between Weybourne and Cley and was regarded as particularly vulnerable to invasion from the sea due to the deep inshore water that would allow ships to unload troops and stores here in the event of an invasion; for this reason a military camp was established here. This is now the site of the privately owned Muckleborough Collection, a military museum and we see many pillboxes and some guns as we take the coastal path around the outside edge.

    We walk along the edge of the Salthouse Marshes, a popular bird-watching site, and espy the Parish Church of St Nicholas in the village of Salthouse itself. The beach becomes more sandy as we approach the Cley Marshes Nature Reserve at Cley Eye, and then turn south to Cley next the Sea; there are great views of the iconic Cley Windmill, a five storey tower mill that has now been converted to a guesthouse and licensed wedding ceremony venue. We cross the River Craven and head north on this side back up the coastline to skirt round the edges of Blakeney Eye and down to the coastal village of Blakeney and its welcoming Quay area.
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  • Day1

    Sheringham to Weybourne

    May 17 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Sheringham is another seaside resort and we enjoy our walk along the promenade; we see more beach huts, as well as fishing boats and lots of groynes along the beach front (physical barriers to limit the tidal movement of sand and sediment moving along the shore).

    We climb up to The Leas Garden and Shelter and then rejoin the clifftop path along the top of Weybourne Cliffs; Sheringham Golf Club is on our left and it is a long course! Further on we see Weybourne Windmill and then reach Weybourne Hope, heading up to the village here to visit Weybourne Priory - the standing remains are Grade II listed and attached to Weybourne All Saints Church.
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    Wolfgang und Heidi

    Wow that´s beautiful 😊

    5/20/21Reply
     

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