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Wells-Next-the-Sea

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.

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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.

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Didn’t know you had a shop John

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The sea wall

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The pitches

 

On Friday we caught the little train from the campsite to the town, (it wasn’t running the day before due to the winds).

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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.

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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………………….

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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.

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Muckleburgh Collection

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.

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Southern Comfort

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.

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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”…………………………………..

 

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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!

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After all that concentration it was back to The Ferry Inn for a delicious carvery.

St Benet’s Abbey

Yesterday morning it was sunny (well for a while) so we set off on a walk across the broads on a track between the reeds, fields and river to St Benet’s Abbey.  This abbey was not dissolved under Henry 8th and so still comes under the Bishop of Norwich.  There isn’t much of it left though, just the gate house which has had a windmill added to the structure and few stones.  There is a cross in the place of the former alter.

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It was an enjoyable walk of a couple of miles and it was just as well we went out when we did as it rained all afternoon and most of the evening!

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