Saturday, 13 December 2014

Walking around Hindringham

We parked at the lovely village hall, in their rather large car park. A chap was busy cutting down ivy and putting it into bags (for decorations rather than disposing of we reckoned). We had our usual coffee and biscuits and watched a lorry back up into the farm behind where we were standing, ready to be filled with sugar beet:
Despite being well wrapped up in the appropriate clothing we were freezing and our coffee went cold very quickly. Setting off at a quick pace to try and warm up, we walked out the village and came to this rather muddy track, up which we had to go for about a mile:
Turning off we crossed walked around fields, down lanes and eventually got rather warm and had to remove hats, gloves etc. On our way back into Hindringham, the wind was full force into our faces and whilst walking down a particular small road, we could not hear cars behind us until the last minute. Most drivers were fine, slowing down until we heard them (didn't even beep their horns which was nice) but one particular old chap, must have thought he owned the road and visibly shook his head at us in a despairing kind of way.

I considered giving him a piece of my mind and to explain but he drove off once he drew level with us, still shaking his head. We came back into the village past the rather lovely little church:
It could, with the addition of daffodils, almost have been a Spring day don't you think? Anyway, the walk took us 1.5 hours and we walked 4.5 miles. A good if cold walk. We had to drive to the cafe at The Walsingham Shrine for lunch, the nearest place. I had 3 rashers of bacon, an egg and chips, E and DB had sausage and chips and we all had latte coffee. Very nice and not at all expensive compared to some places we go and all food it cooked to order (except I imagine jacket potatoes) otherwise you would have a long wait!

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