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Norfolking About! Day 4


With the weather continuing to be good we set off from Wells. Pretty much backtracking along the A149 to Sheringham.

We once again had hours to cover 30 or so miles. So we decided to stop off at another National Trust site at Fellbrigg Hall. We have been here before. I set the satnav to take us there when we were half way along the road.

We had thought to simply use Google Maps but one of the turns looked too iffy for the van.

In the end the Ohrex took us on a weird square trip off the main road down the muddiest single track road. We encountered a 4x4 coming the other way with just enough room to squeeze past each other.

Then we were back onto the same main road around 200 yards from where it made us turn off! It hasn't ballsed up like that before.

The right turn into the hall's long driveway was only about 400 yards further up!

We parked up by backing into a space, separated from an Autoquest 185 by a fence. He had been luckier than us and avoided muddy lanes. The 185 was spotless. Ours is filthy.

With it being Monday there were far fewer visitors and we got a nice sunny table in the courtyard.


After a coffee and a sit in the sun we decided it was time to get going.

We were able to get in to Nelson's Patch, our last overnight from 1300. We wanted to get there early so that we could enjoy the time there and then have a walk to the beach at Walcott.

I had chosen pitch 13. Nelson's Patch has all the pitches named after Admiral Lord Nelson and the ships that took part in the Battle of Trafalgar.

Norfolk has lots of references to Nelson as he was from that area.

Pitch 13 is Dreadnought. Over the centuries since 1801 when this ship was launched, there have been many ships taking the name.

HMS Dreadnought


Once settled in we had a visit from the site owner who came to mow the lawn. He chatted with Claire for a while.

We went out for a walk. We left Reggie behind as he didn't want to go far from the van. He had been good for the three days before including long walks on the beaches.

We wanted to go to the local shop. Once we got to the beach we went down on the promenade and walked along to where we thought the shop was .. only to find it wasn't!


There was a pub. Luckily to brighten the mood there was an ice-cream van. A 99 was consumed sitting on a bench overlooking the sea.

As we walked back we found the shop! It was about 50 yards from where we went down to the promenade! We went in and bought a few bits and pieces and bread.

Back at the van we had dinner and another quietish night watching the TV.

Tomorrow we leave for home.

(Photos to follow)

Posted by InvictaMoto 22:19 Archived in England

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