Tuesday, 21 July 2015

I just love Norfolk!!

We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Norfolk, a county I have been visiting since 1954 when I was 'knee high to a grasshopper'!

Our accommodation for 9 days was in Neatishead, just a few miles from Wroxham, at the centre of Broadland.

The photographs tell the story.


Neatishead Staithe
A Blue Tit having breakfast, taken during my early stroll down a Norfolk country lane.
Sailing on Barton Broad, where Nelson learned to sail.
Great Crested Grebe
Ardfen Broad, landlocked broad north of Horning.
The walk back from Ardfen.
The sailing wherries, 'Olive', 'White Moth' and 'Hathor' at Horning

The view from the top of St.Helen's churchtower, Ranworth. 89 precarious spiral steps, two vertical ladders and a very heavy trapdoor at the top.....but worth the effort.
Pulls Ferry on the River Yare at Norwich, Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle

The first of our Day Boats moored at Horning.
Picnic on board.
Happisburgh, pronounced 'Haysbru'.......Church, the Lighthouse and the coastline with a half-hearted attempt at sea defences. Many houses have been lost to the sea and the erosion is continuing.
These two charming young chaps had hired 'Woodcut 2' from Hunter's boatyard for 4 days. They were sleeping onboard under a tent supported by the boom and were, when we spoke to them, searching for their towel as they were about to take showers at the facilities provided at the National Trust site at Horsey Windpump.......classic Arthur Ransome stuff!!!!
Hunter's boatyard at Ludham. The yachts at the yard are as they were in the 30's, no electricity, paraffin lamps and gas for cooking.
Approaching Barton Broad in our second Day Boat
Superb sailing on a very breezy day on Barton Broad.
Lunch at Barton Turf.
Sadly a little blurred, but you've got to be extremely fast to photgraph a Kingfisher and I was steering the boat at the same time.
The 'Ferry Inn' at Horning.
This is a shot of Cockshoot dyke taken on our lovely walk to Cockshoot Broad, private and a wildlife sanctuary.

........and finally, a collage of some of my other photographs of our holiday, not in the Morgan on this occasion, but the weather forecast is looking good for later this week so we will be off in the Mog for another picnic.


  1. No comment apart from GORGEOUS ! I can almost smell the place ! Memories !

  2. No comment apart from GORGEOUS ! I can almost smell the place ! Memories !