Tuesday, 10 November 2015

November 8th 2015: Norfolk: Last day

Monty the Motorhome is back on his home drive.

We decided to come home a bit earlier than planned as the weather forecast is just not good at all.

Leaving Cromer this morning we travelled a few miles to the small hamlet of Glandford, home to a small collection of businesses housed in renovated farm buildings. One of these is The Art Cafe - a vegetarian place, which featured in a Sunday Times article a couple of weeks ago. If not for this article there is no way we would have come here as the place is so out of the way. Our visit was timed for lunch and it was a delight. I had a mushroom biryani, while Ruth went for cauliflower fritters. We also had some coffee, which comes from the Grey Seal Roastery - another one of the small business units - and that was just as good as the food.
Another business in this set up is Cley Spy who sell binoculars and telescopes, mainly to birdwatchers, as the area is a haven for all sorts of winged creatures. We had been thinking of getting a small compact pair of binoculars for some time now, so here was the opportunity to try some out. Net result - one more addition (though a very small one in size) to the clobber we haul about.

Finally we returned to Blakeney again and walked out on the same path trodden two days ago, but this time going a bit further. The new binoculars were put to the test and were remarkable in terms of performance, as well as weight around the neck. They certainly helped view the landscape as well as seeing birds we don’t have at home such as Marsh Harrier and Brent Geese.

By mid afternoon the sky was darkening so the long drive back home started. Only six days away, but a decent break despite the weather.

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