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North Norfolk District

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  • Day14

    Blakenely Beach, the Day After.

    August 14, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    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?

  • Day13

    The White Horse Hotel, Blakeney

    August 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    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, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    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, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    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, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    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.
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  • Day55

    Wells next the sea

    July 18, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We visited the RSPB reserve at Titchwell - again on the marshes with a mix of salt water and fresh water marsh.
    On arrival the guides were all very excited about a visitor to the fresh water marsh - a Lesser Yellowlegs which should have been in America but somehow had ended up here. Many spotters out to have a looksee. All were very friendly and were keen to point it out - It is a member of the sandpiper family. At the time we saw it its legs were a murky brown from the marshes.
    We were also pointed out a pair of Bearded Tits which were tucked away near the reed beds which is also quite a rare sighting. These are beautiful birds, a lovely golden brown
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  • Day53


    July 16, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Next stop CL site at Grove Farm where Kirsty has joined us for a few days.
    We found this to be a lovely site in amongst all the animals - free range hens and ducks aplenty and with cattle in the adjacent field.
    Hens were very inquisitive entering our van in earch for tit bits - one even stole a piece of salmon from our hot bbq.
    Took a boat trip to see the seals at Blakney Point - over 8000 turn up in early spring to pup - there were circa 2700 pups this year. Some linger on to moult - as usual they looked cumbersome out of the water but very graceful within it. Grey and common seals together.
    Derek, a member of the boat crew was very amusing and made the trip all the more enjoyable.
    We landed at the Point for an hour and had a look at the other wildlife - Sandwich Terns and their chicks, avocet etc all very quiet and beautiful.
    Kirsty and Karen went for a paddle through the salt marsh to see the open sea.
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  • Day1

    Day1 - Great Rybugh

    July 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    After 24 hours of flying time from Brisbane Australia to London UK we picked up our hire car and headed north. First stop was Cambridge, the university city. Arriving on a Sunday with what appeared to be bicycle events on was probably not ideal. Traffic gridlock on the roads = frustration. However this is the land of queues and traffic chaos at times. First assignment was a Carphone Warehouse store to get U.K. SIM cards and plans for our phones. The GPS hadn't been advised that the shop have moved, but after a yarn to some locals we found the new location. After getting technologically provisioned next stop was lunch. Settled on a pub counter lunch complete with local ales.

    Heading further north on A and B roads saw us land in Great Ryburgh at our AirBnB, outside Fakenham. Great accommodation- clean, secure and well appointed. The building dated back to the 8th century in the foundations and 14th and 15th centuries in other construction, having undergone upgrades and modernization since. While being comfortable, the centuries of history and bygone days are clearly evident. With the effects of jet lag and first days travels we refreshed and retired for the night.
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