Thursday, 6 April 2017

Cowslips and piglets!

Our walk this week took in a circular tour around Ringstead. Courtyard Farm over the years, have planted thousands of cowslips, which are now naturalising over one field as well as spilling out into adjoining ones:

Further on in the walk, we also came across many pigs, some of whom had piglets:

They look quite large in the last two pictures but were actually tiny - so sweet. We ended up at Heacham Lavender for lunch. E. and myself had a small ham, egg and chips, and DB a pensioner fish & chips - £5.75 each, good value for money and tasty as always. You could tell the Easter holidays were on though as it was very busy.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Hunstanton to Heacham

We parked near where they store the 'duck tour' vehicles, standing in the chilly wind to drink coffee. We had E's dog with us so had decided on a beach walk so the dog could run and catch a ball.

Walking along the sand was freezing with a brisk onshore wind, and despite hats and gloves we were all cold, getting face and earache into the bargain. It took just about an hour to get to the outskirts of Heacham where we turned around to return.

Following a track back was much warmer as we were out of the wind. On our return and after a change of footwear, we drove into the central part of Hunstanton to have lunch at the revamped Wash and Tope.

DB and I hadn't been in it before so don't know whether it was improved or not. They do a 2 course pensioner lunch for £7.95. E and I had ham, egg, chips and peas, DB sausage, mash, peas and gravy. DB and myself had apple crumble and custard, E got half a portion of sticky toffee pudding with custard.

It was all just the right amount to fill us up without feeling stuffed. The peas were a little dry and the crumble topping way to sweet but us, but all in all, a nice meal.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Around Brisley

Our walk this week is one we have done before. It is around 4 miles and usually takes about 1.5 hours to complete.

Since we last walked it, fence boundaries appear to have been moved, farmers have sown crops over access paths etc. This resulted in it being difficult to follow our map.

Time passed in an ever growing painful way. I was carrying a foot problem from last week so was strapped up to try ease the discomfort. After realising we had lost our way and now 2 hours in and not knowing how long we had left, the underneath of my sore foot got very painful and I thought I had a small stone in my shoe.

Off it came, plus the sock and strapping- no apparent stone. We set off but within a few steps I felt it again so we stopped to try and sort it out. Nothing doing. I covered my foot best I could. By now, E was starting to limp (bursitis in the hip), soon followed by DB with an ache in his thigh!

Finally we saw a church in the distance and hobbled along to it - North Elmham, 2 miles from Brisley. How we walked those last 2 miles I don't know and by the end my limp was quite bad as I tried to not put any weight on the pad of my foot.

Our walk took just under 3 hours and having measured it when we got home, found we had walked 7.5 miles, way off course.

We drove to The Bull at Litcham for a sandwich lunch, with 1/2 an hour to spare before they shut. I soaked my feet in a hot mustard soak but don't think I shall be walking properly for quite a few days:(

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Overstrand to Cromer

We drove to Overstrand this week and walked to Cromer along the cliff top:
The golf course was on our left. I am really glad I don't have to aim a ball here, with all these bunkers around it:

I forgot to photograph Cromer but it wasn't too busy. We bought ourselves a nice ice cream. DB has apple crumble, E. had gooseberry and I had rhubarb and ginger.

We then walked back along the beach and had lunch at the cafe in Overstrand at the top of the steps. All in all a 4 mile walk which took us 1 1/2 hours.