Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Norfolk weekend

We've just spent a really idyllic weekend in Norfolk. We were based in a little cottage in the village of Martham. This first photo is of the river just down the road from where we stayed and we enjoyed a lovely circular walk down along the river and back through some fields.

On Saturday morning we went down to Horsey Gap, where you can spot seals if you are lucky! We were a bit lucky and saw about 5 popping their heads out of the water to have little look round. Here's Merlin wondering what on earth it is popping it's head up! He wanted to go in after it - yes Merlin, you would easily catch a sealLOLOLOLOL!!!

Here's the only bit of the Norfolk broads we went to! This mooring place was just next to a lovely restored windmill open by the National Trust, so we had a cup of coffee by the river, and a short walk along the bank (or staithe as they are known up in Norfolk!)

On Sunday morning we got up early and went back down to the beach to give Merlin a good run. It was deserted! Just how I was hoping the beach would be! We have shingle seaweedy beaches here, so this long sandy beach was gorgeous! Merlin absolutely loved it!

Later on we motored up to Cromer. What a lovely little seaside resort! We loved the pier, but my absolute favourite was the colourful beach huts here just along from the pier. We had to walk along a bit anyway to let Merlin off his lead. I LOVE beach huts!!!

On Monday we took Merlin for a run along the sand dunes at Great Yarmouth, had a lovely cup of coffee at a little cafe, then motored on to Southwold. WOW! I love it! Unfortunately the weather was turning bad, but here are more colourful beach huts! And Southwold pier is just lovely!

All in all a really relaxing weekend - I feel like I have been away for longer than a few days.


Karen said...

Super photos Linda. I love Norfolk! In the autumn we usually spend a week at Winterton which is not far from Martham and the boys usually go fishing at Horsey Mere (where the windmill is).

deb said...

ooh Linda - you look as if you had a wonderful time in Norfolk - I am still jealous!! Loved the photo of the seal popping his head out of the water.