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At this time of year I usually have all our travel plans, well planned but this year it is going to be very different.
We won’t be taking the longer breaks abroad this year as we have so many other plans and things going on namely our first Grandchild due in June!
So it will be a short trip in February half term, two weeks in August and nothing else planned at the moment.
After visiting The Muckleburgh Collection we continued along the coast to Wells-Next-the-Sea and The Pinewoods Caravan Park. The site is really nice and the caravan and motorhomes are in two large fields that have been very well landscaped, with massive, immaculate toilet blocks, two motorhome service points as well as individual electric points and taps on the pitches.
Alongside the touring section is a pathway that leads to the forest, once through that you are on the beautiful sands of the Norfolk coast and this section of beach dogs are allowed.
So that afternoon we walked the dogs, splashed in the water and generally let the wind blow the cobwebs out. It was wonderful.
The next day we walked into the town along the sea wall, in the very blustery weather.
The town is lovely with a collection of really nice stores, and not a chain store in site.
We had some cockles from the fresh fish stall, and then a Mr Whippy on the way back.
On Friday we caught the little train from the campsite to the town, (it wasn’t running the day before due to the winds).
Once in the town we got the Coasthopper bus to Morston Quay so that we could get on the boat to visit the seal colony.
The boat above was an old lifeboat that was rescued some years ago, the owner decided to put a B&Q shed on it rather than repair what was already there!
It was very cold and very wet, we got caught in a rain storm whilst waiting to get on the boat and so we were soaked before we set off.
But it was so worth it………………….
This was now the end of our Norfolk holiday and we set off to Lincolnshire to visit family for a few days before heading home.
We left The Norfolk Broads last Wednesday and drove to the north coast of Norfolk and the Muckeburgh Collection. This is a collection of militaria that is a private collection. It now occupies the former air force camp and has lots of displays and a very nice cafe with a wonderfully painted murial.
Not the kind that some of you may be thinking of, but a paddle steamer that does trips on The Broads. We cycled down to Horning to catch the 10.30 trip. Once the boat had turned from its docking point we were facing into the sunshine and it was a glorious trip along the river Thurne, past Bure Nature Reserve and down Ranworth Dyke to Malthouse Broad. As we turned to come back we could see the church whose tower we had climbed on Sunday.
After we had turned in Malthouse Broad, the Captain who had provided the commentary on the way out said “if anyone wants to come into the wheel house and look around or indeed steer the boat you will be welcome”…………………………………..
My concentration face (above) is because I steered the boat round a 90 degree angle from the Ranworth Dyke onto the River Thurne after tooting my horn to let other boat users know I was coming!
After all that concentration it was back to The Ferry Inn for a delicious carvery.