Last weekend, our teen was going to visit a friend who lives at quite a distance and we decided to have a day out too. Getting up early to visit friends is far easier than getting up to go to school or even to go on holiday so rather amazingly the Teen was dropped off and we'd travelled an extra hour to arrive at Castle Rising shortly before 11!
Castle Rising is a typical child's idea of how a castle should look - just like those that come from upturned buckets of sand - even with a flag on top.
There are passages and stairways to explore inside....
..but remember to watch out for 12th century hazards!
From there we headed north up the coast stopping first at Heacham..... with looming black clouds..
...then Hunstanton - where for a while the weather was sunny..
..even though there were still hazards to watch out for!
Away from the hustle and bustle of slot-machines and chip shops there are strangely coloured cliffs
and quiet waters
but the dark clouds were still following us
so we moved further north to Brancaster Beach with its sands stretching as far as the eye can see.