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Norfolk

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18 travelers at this place:

  • Day15

    The Number 13 Bus or the No 6

    August 15 in the United Kingdom

    Decided th have a day off driving and spend 2 nights in one place.
    The accommodation is very good but is done in early bordello style. Or maybe that’s just a description of how untidy we are.
    It has a kitchenette so we could do some in house eating.
    That worked, pub first night and probably Italian the second.
    Having a day in Norwich with the Cathedral and Castle.
    We were to get the No 13 bus on advice of the locals.
    They had moved the stop due to road works and there was some discussion as to where the new one was.
    Amazingly we found it and although we ended up on the No 6 we got to Norwich easily.
    It’s now obvious how they trim the overhanging trees.
    They run double deckers up and down the roads.
    Norwich bus station the size of Strathfield station. Very slick.
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  • Day14

    Blakenely Beach, the Day After.

    August 14 in the United Kingdom

    Well there’s more to the Riviera of Norfolk than we thought.

    There is swimming water.
    There is also car drowning.
    We think all vehicles survived the tide. A fellow turned up and sheepishly moved his Audi, by reversing even further into the water.
    Was very confident of his 4 wheel drive?

  • Day14

    Blinkling Estate Gardens

    August 14 in the United Kingdom

    A short 4 kilometre walk around the gardens.
    What’s not to like.
    Enormous walk, walled garden, English young folk frolicking including an 18mth dragging a croquet mallet, a Temple at the end of a walk and 4 painters doing up the Orangery and laughing outrageously.
    Also has a 400 set of yew hegdes that are a joy so long as you don't have to trim them.
    The cuttings go to makeTomoxifil the anti breast cancer drug. Amazing.Read more

  • Day14

    Blinkling House

    August 14 in the United Kingdom

    Anne Boleyn could have been born here. It's that sort of story. The original house did belong to her family.

    A very, very rich lawyer Henry Hobart bought it, tore it done and built himself a Jacobean country house.

    It’s had a few owners before ending up with the National Trust in 1940, opened to visitors in 1960.

    It was leased to someone during that period. What sort of person leases an enormous, old, old house with a garden that needs a morning to see.

    Would you like to see the attics they asked, what could you say but yes. Mark’s Fitbit says that we climbed the equivalent of 19 stories but who counts these things. Great house with the biggest Library eat of the Pennines.

    They were having an art installation around the risk to books in the 21 century, quite interesting in parts. Better than the “Surrealism Experience” at Peckover House we did not discuss with you.

    Many K’s walk, much gawking and good time had by all.

    Bernadette had a wasp incident in the courtyard but a true tourist takes these things in their stride.
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  • Day14

    The Green Dragon

    August 14 in the United Kingdom

    Where do you find a Green Dragon.
    Right next door from where you are staying!
    It’s been a pub since 1376 near the gates of the Wymondham Abbey. It is an absolutely old English pub.
    No straight lines, old wood, lead light, bar the size of a cupboard.
    Bern has gone to Heaven again.

  • Day13

    The White Horse Hotel, Blakeney

    August 13 in the United Kingdom

    Rain, sun, rain, quite a number of very narrow roads and we are on the coast of Norfolk.
    The street to the hotel is as wide as a driveway.
    Filled with tourists and children who as they sit in the gutter with their legs out block the street.
    Rather pleased to arrive.
    It appears that the GPS has managed to bring us down the most inconvenient route but certainly the mos at adrenaline filled.
    The hotel ha sits own car park.
    Why is this important because the public car park at the bottom of the hill will be under water tonight.
    We are not sure if all the gambolling English are aware of this.
    More news of submergences tomorrow.
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  • Day13

    Blakeney Town Beach

    August 13 in the United Kingdom

    So what’s Blakeney?
    Well it isn’t the Riviera of Norfolk.
    No ocean, that appears to be a couple of K away.
    There’s a winding mud flat to the sea where local and imported English children go crabbing with nets or slosh around in the mud. Forget the days of going home with sand, we are talking mud, mud, mud.
    Full of people renting cottages, God alone knows what they do after crabbing.
    Sit by your car and read the paper or line up for ice cream is the answer.

    Is is however a great town.
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  • Day13

    Bern's Relections on Northern England

    August 13 in the United Kingdom

    After two weeks, my impressions of England.
    The British are unfailingly polite and helpful except the two girls in the cafe in the rain, whose studied indifference would win awards.
    The new way to make money is to open a tattoo shop, as having permanently painted skin is the new pastime of the 40 something women with skin that is beginning to sag.
    Another business opportunity is to buy a “vaping” shop with all the accoutrements , as the smoking British {of which there are many} are all trying to give up and trying vaping.
    It is perfectly normal to share the bar and the restaurant with people’s dogs.
    Most English men (except David of course, who is Australian) need the queer eye team to help with dressing. Polo shirts are big, matched with Tracky Dacks and old runners.
    The occasional National Trust volunteer love to let you know how much they know and you don’t.
    Little snoring airport should be avoided although Pudding Norton is worth a visit.

    More impressions later
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  • Day14

    Holkham Hall

    August 14 in the United Kingdom

    The reason we went this far north was to go the the Earl of Leicester’s estate in Wells-next-the -Sea.
    Another enormous estate with big gardens that we were going to see Monday but got distracted going to Oxburgh Hall.
    As it turns out they aren’t open on Tuesday!!!!!!!
    Ah well,we just had to go to Blinkling House via a zillion miles of lanes and blind corners.
    How can you pass up a 6 kilometre walk around the yard.Read more

  • Day15

    Norwich Town and Castle

    August 15 in the United Kingdom

    In to town to Norwich Bus Station, a place of wonder where a never ending stream of buses disgorge and vacuum up most of north east England.

    Norwich is a big place about 45,000 and appears to have traffic to match. All works in an English sort of way. Sydney road rage would bring the place to a standstill.

    Normans built the castle sometime before 1075 to let the Saxons know who had won.
    Castle was built on a huge motte with 2 additional ones on front. One is now a shopping centre (what a comedown).

    Present castle is a very recent addition, only been there since 1045.
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