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.