Charm of the Norfolk coast – part 1

The boyfriend and I visited the Norfolk country and seaside over the long Easter weekend (four days off without needing to take leave!). It charmed the socks off us from the start. We rented this self-catering apartment which had bedroom seaviews and a very well-equipped kitchen. We drove along the coastline, dropping by small towns along the way, walked along beaches cold and windy and pigged out on extreme amounts of seafood! You name the shellfish, we had it – Brancaster oysters, Cromer crab, lobster, prawns, crayfish, scallops, mussels. It got a bit much in the end and I was sooo glad to have pork for lunch on Easter Monday!

The apartment came with some games including a DVD pub quiz which we (me mostly) thoroughly enjoyed. I have to admit here, I am an extremely competitive person and the poor boy didn’t fare too well in the scores department. It was fun nonetheless! We were even slightly late for dinner reservations on our last night there from playing one pub quiz round too many. Heh.

International Horse trials at Burnham Market. It was freaking cold queueing up for falafels atop a windy hill, so we quickly retreated to the warmth of the car to wolf them down.

No can opener in the drawers! Quick improvisation with unidentified kitchen instrument resulted in an almost 90 degree bending of the pointy end bit.

Braving the cold the next day at Hunstanton beach

Bringing in the lifeboat at Wells Beach

Look at the wee snip of a boy trudging in the wet sand. The deerstalker! The jumpsuit! The wellies! And most of all, the socks in his hands!

Quirky beach huts on Wells Beach. They remind me of Jamaican houses. This was a really tranquil location, well-sheltered from the wind so it was still and quiet. The tide was very low so we could literally walk across to a sandbank.

Clouds rolling in, time to leave!

Stay tuned for Part 2.


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