Norfolk Adventure – Part 2

We had a lovely few days in Norfolk, visiting friends and family.

No visit is complete without chips on Great Yarmouth market.
We sat overlooking Gorleston beach while chatting with my brother, before visiting my niece and sister.
We were invited to Langham Dome as Andy had contributed research into the life of Richard Younghusband.
Guy Martin unveiled a memorial to Richard Younghusband who died in a Spitfire crash in 1953. Following this we had a crab sandwich in Sheringham before visiting one of Andy’s brothers near Cromer, then another brother in Cawston.
On Sunday morning we visited a friend in Somerleyton, then went to the most eastern point of UK in Lowestoft where we stopped for lunch before visiting family in Filby.
On the way back to Dursley we stopped for a break at Welney WWT
and Kirby Hall, taking advantage of our WWT and English

It was so good to feel that things were well on the way to being back to ‘normal’.

Looking forward to our trip to the Isle of Man next month. Look out for more photos!



Norfolk Adventure – Part 1

Today we are off to Norfolk, where we used to live. We still have lots of family and friends there so this will enable us to catch up with everyone.

The journey from Dursley to Great Yarmouth takes 5/6 hours. Today it took us seven hours to travel to our country house hotel near Norwich, making several stops on the way.

We stopped in Bibury to snap another woodpecker….
….. and Lechlade.
As we are members of English Heritage we had a picnic at Wrest Park.
It is a beautiful setting for wedding receptions.
We didn’t have enough time to explore the beautiful gardens.

After a cup of coffee in our room we are off out to dinner with friends of 40 years. It’s lovely to be back.

Tomorrow we will be visiting my family in Gorleston.


The Kingfisher Trail

The Kingfisher Trail is an arts trail of 21 kingfisher sculptures decorated by local artists displayed in and around the Cotswolds.

We made a start on the trail, visiting the kingfishers in our local area.


Hopefully we will visit some of the sculptures that are further afield next weekend.

Look out for more photos!


Porlock Adventure

Thanks to our good friends we were able to enjoy the beautiful weather over the last few days exploring the Porlock area while staying in their lovely static caravan.

Porlock Holiday Camp is a small, family run site in a beautiful setting overlooking the sea and the hills, close to Porlock centre.

Porlock Weir

On our first full day we drove along the North Devon coast road, visiting some of the many beaches.

Combe Martin
Croyde Bay

The next day we went on the Lynton and Barnstaple narrow gauge railway. It is a very short return trip from Woody Bay but there are big plans to extend the line.

From there we drove to Lynton and took the water powered funicular cliff railway down into Lynmouth.

On the Sunday we drove across Exmoor to Exford for a lovely Sunday roast at The White Horse.

Amazing scenery
Wild ponies
The Tarr Steps, a medieval clapper bridge over the River Barle.

In the afternoon we visited Greencombe Gardens, home to the largest holly tree in England, situated on the hillside overlooking Porlock.

We had a great time and look forward to visiting the area again. It was lovely be on holiday again, enjoying the normal pleasures we used to take for granted.

Thank you, Jan and Mike.

Off to Norfolk next!