Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Last week's sunshine....

 Yesterday was frosty and foggy. Today is wet and dismal. So I was especially pleased to stumble across these photos I took on one of last week's dog walks round the Wood, back when Autumn was sunny and bright.

















Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Brights Lights of Skegness


 The last stop of our seaside jaunt was Skegness, arriving there just as darkness fell and the illuminations came on...










Friday, 14 November 2014

Belton House


We've called in at Belton House many times in the past on our way to Norfolk, but this time wandering beyond the house and the formal gardens we discovered somewhere new - the Lakeside walk, ideal for a short 'leg-stretch' especially now as the leaves are turning golden and drifting underfoot.









The quaint boathouse has been restored recently and provides a focal point as you wander round the lake.
















It was a lovely quiet walk, well away from the busier areas near to the House.


































Sunday, 9 November 2014

A Flying Visit to Norfolk - part 2 - Burnham and Hunstanton


The second half of our 'flying visit' saw us heading west towards home, via Burnham Deepdale, another 'coastal' village sitting a long way from the sea.















 Sadly we didn't have time to walk all the way out to see the waves so had to be content with a short walk out onto the marshes - the best place to admire Norfolk's "big skies"



























 Then it was on to Hunstanton, which was certainly living up to its reputation as "Sunny Hunny"

















Time for a stroll along the beach...



























...and even a brief paddle



Saturday, 8 November 2014

A Flying Visit to Norfolk - part 1- Wells-next-the-Sea

 It's hard to believe that barely over a week ago we were heading to Norfolk under glorious blue skies.









For once we stayed by the sea - or as near as possible in Wells-next-the-Sea, where the town sits a mile inland.

Ambling about here and there meant it was past sunset before we started to walk out along the embankment to the sea but the lovely sunset shone enough light for us to find the way.


and the quayside light looked stunning on the way back.




Next morning we were out and about before breakfast giving us the chance to explore the quayside and  streets in peace and quiet.








I've never seen Wells so empty! We almost had it all to ourselves.




















We didn't manage to find out what this guy - a pirate, we assumed - had done to offend people though.


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