On our final day in Norfolk, we decided that we hadn't quite seen enough of the beaches, and so we parked at Lady Anne's walk in Holkham and headed for Holkham beach.
I could,'t resist taking photo's of these very gorgeous moo cows.
The pine wood that you need to walk through smelled lovely.
Holkham Beach is ENORMOUS. The sea is out there somewhere - honestly. This beach was used in the final scene for the film "Shakespeare in Love" .
We walked for absolutely miles. I would love to do this every day.
On our way back we discovered Salts Hole - A saltwater pool that is home to some rare birds and flora.
I made this photo a bit bigger so that you might be able to see one of the flocks of birds flying past. I loved seeing all the various flocks in this habitat, getting ready to over winter amongst the marshes.
We called back in Burnham Market - which is very nice, but has been somewhat spoiled by rich Londoners moving in in their droves.
I did love the fish shop though and came home with some fabulous potted shrimp and crab pate.
We couldn't resist another stop on the way home so we pulled in at Brancaster, another stunning harbour on the marshes which seemed to be full of pensioners in the know! All parked up in stunning campervans, lunching on fresh crab and mussels bought at the little hut in the harbour. I was very envious.
It is very strange taking little breaks away without the kids after 20 years of family holidays, but I have to say we are quickly getting used to them! For one thing, everything seems so much cheaper when we are only paying for two! And no body whinges when I want to walk a bit further. And it's nice to return to being just a couple for a little while - something we often forget to be.
North Norfolk was lovely. A lot of you say that it is on your list of places to visit. I can't recommend it highly enough - just go. xxxx