Friday, 4 December 2015

Old Buckenham

Just in case you are wondering, we have not stopped walking! We are for the main part, re-doing walks already undertaken and a few new ones, I have forgotten my camera!

Anyway, this week was a new walk around Old Buckenham (we had done the other half of it a few weeks back), plus I remembered the camera:)



As you can see, it was a beautiful if breezy day which was a change from several weeks of wet and windy walks!


Friday, 25 September 2015

Hingham

Our walk this week was around the delightful village of Hingham. It was a long walk that we though we had cut down to 4 miles but in the end, was 5 miles. E. and I always know if we go over the 4 miles mark, despite what DB might be telling us!

I didn't really take any photographs of the walk itself as there was a scarecrow event on in the village so my photographs are of those:

Is it me or does the 'vicar' want to go to the toilet!








 Isn't this straw dog lovely!
If any of you know Burnham Market, this village is very similar but without quite the car parking issues! We had a lovely lunch in the Lincoln Tea Rooms which were busy. The ancestors of Abraham Lincoln came from here, hence lots of things being named Lincoln.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Holkham

We parked for free in the car park at Holkham Hall, had coffee and biscuits and set off. Walking down towards the beach we followed the Norfolk Coastal path to the left, walking about 100 metres past a raised walkway that gives you a view point before it takes you to a hide.

In the distance you can see the sea lavender in bloom:
Rosebay willow was just finishing blooming and sending it fluffy seeds into the air:

The tide was very far out, a huge walk for young children but worth it once you get there:
We walked back in the shade:
We did not have an ice cream, £2.50 for a single ice cream with flake (a 99)!

We drove off the The Bowling Green in Wells for another tasty lunch. Unfortunately for me, my stomach area has started to play up again so I couldn't even finish my small baguette.




Friday, 7 August 2015

Fulmodeston

One of our recent walks was a new one, around the village of Fulmodeston. It was about 4.5 miles long and took us around 1 hour and 20 minutes. Herewith some photographs. As we set off down past the church, this sign was attached to a tree. We assumed they meant inside the church:
This is how far I have to catch up DB and E. when I stop to take a photograph. It is probably why, over time, I take less of them!
We came across this huge building site near a farm, farm buildings perhaps?


I think we went to Sculthorpe Mill for lunch. They must have changed chef's we think as their normal good food was pretty average and DB even left half of his sandwich. We all said we won't be going back there for a very long time.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Wroxham

On Friday, we drove across to Wroxham to have a look at Wroxham Miniature World, the link to which can be found here

It was a hot day so by the time we arrived we asked for a drink from the cafe even though it was not due to open for another 10 minutes. They duly complied.

The toy section brought back some memories not only for each of us, but also us remembering what DS had grown up with.

Herewith a few pictures:





As big a place as it was, the set ups are also large. Luckily it was almost empty as we were early. They were good but in all honesty, it took us less than an hour to wander around and for that, we both thought the entrance price a little too steep.

We then drove onto Wroxham to have a look around all the 'Roys' shops before having a fish and chip lunch (they forgot our bread) but as it turned out, despite it being a small lunch, we were both full.

We wandered off to a nearby ice cream shop to have our selection for our pudding!

Drove home then watched Heather Watson thrash Serena Williams before her nerves got the better of her and she eventually lost. Well done Heather.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Burnham Overy Staithe

Was the place we walked this week. Herewith some pictures, from when we parked on the quayside:
The tide was still partially in - above
Walking along the raised dyke - above and below:
Burnham Overy Town Church:
Crops slowly ripening in the fields:
Burnham Overy Mill:
More crops:
It took us roughly 1 1/2 hours to do about 4 1/2 miles. We stayed in Burnham Overy Staithe for a sandwich lunch at The Hero - very nice and not too bad a price compared to some we have been in and walked straight out of!

Sunday, 31 May 2015

3rd visit to Sheringham Park

Once again, we visited here to see the lovely Rhododendrons and Azalea's:





Walking down towards the station to have lunch:

Two engines pulling carriages came in whilst we were there:

 Exchanging the token so only one is allowed on the single track at a time:
On our previous visits, we had failed to notice a little allotment, presumably set up for when they have their 1940's weekends. Not much was in the garden but here is a reminder of most peoples toilets in the countryside at this time::
My nana and granddad still had a double version one of these in an outhouse in the 1960's! They also had an Anderson shelter:
 I like the way they had decorated the inside with newspapers and magazines from the war time era:
We bought sandwiches and drinks and sat on the platform to what all that was happening. It was as ever, a lovely visit!