Short return to Blighty - Norfolk

After a couple of weeks at home in England with family and friends, we spent the rest of June back in our motorhome, travelling in the Norfolk Broads and along the north Norfolk coast... one of our favourite parts of the country...

There were some stunning sunsets while we were there, we spent over half an hour watching this one near West Runton. Our campsite there (Beeston Regis Holiday Park) stretches right to the cliff edge and we were lucky enough to get one of the prime spots....

Although it was a bit blowy in Cromer we enjoyed a look around the coast guard station at the end of the pier. Did you know there are 237 lifeboat stations around the UK/Ireland coast and they rescue 22 people per day, on average. We saw an lifeboat in action while we were there and can only salute the courage and commitment of the RNLI volunteers who provide this service.

One of the things we watch out for in this part of England are the beautiful ornamental village signs. The design often depicts a particularly characteristic feature of the village or a scene from its history or culture. These are seen elsewhere in England but apparently the tradition of village signs started in Norfolk early in the 20th century when Edward VII suggested that village signs would aid motorists and provide a feature of interest on the Sandringham Estate. Here are a few we saw on our travels through Norfolk...

We took a detour to spend a day at the Royal Norfolk Show and we didn’t regret it. We certainly got our steps in that day (over 18k).... saw farm animals of all colours, shapes and sizes, chainsaw carving, watched the farrier horseshoeing competition, horsejumping, the gundog handling display, classic car display, learnt about the tree listening project and tried endless samples of Norfolk wine, gin, cheese etc .... and that’s only a fraction of what was on offer! It’s a great day out, not to be missed if you are in Norfolk at the right time.

Now we are planning the next stage of our travels - shortly heading back to France then on to Germany...


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