Wednesday, 14 August 2019

The Rest of our Norfolk Break

 With three blog posts already, I could be going on forever about our few days in Norfolk, so here's the best of the rest (though to be fair the whole holiday was wonderful)

First Cromer, 'an esplanady sort of place' according to A C Swinburne; at night as the sun set and its lights began to twinkle along the pier and prom, and by day with the sea retreating leaving damp sand to walk on, even under the pier where water had swirled the night before.

Norwich in the evening, with secretive little alleys, and huge illuminated public buildings. I was reluctant to leave the seaside and go into town this evening, but I definitely want to go back and visit properly - just maybe when the sun and sea aren't so appealing.

Wells-next-the-Sea which is, I think, my favourite place along Norfolk's north coast. There are fishing boats, amusement arcades, walks besides the marshes, chip shops, quaint narrow streets away from the touristy bustle - everything for a seaside holiday.

Either first or last stop on our Norfolk holidays is Hunstanton - this time it was the last. For an East Anglian resort, it oddly looks west, across the Wash towards Skegness. A walk along the prom to see the pier-less pier, and a visit to Boston Square have become part of our routine. I'd hoped to be able to walk along the beach to Old Hunstanton, but tide and time were against me - something to attempt next time we're here.

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