Thursday, 24 March 2011

Reminiscing.

84 Miles. Now at Woodbridge.

An overnight frost meant a chilly start to the day but we were guaranteed another fine day. First stop was Great Yarmouth after we got the Garmin sorted and heading in the right direction. We found a parking space at the end of the Marine Parade where parking was free until the 1st April. This gave us a couple of hours to investigate the sight’s.

Marine Sealife Great Yarmouth sea front.

Marine Sealife Great Yarmouth sea front.

The old Windmill Theatre, Great Yarmouth.

The old Windmill Theatre, Great Yarmouth.

Looking towards Gorleston port and an oil drilling rig.

Looking towards Gorleston port and an oil drilling rig.

A fishing boat heads back to port past the wind farm off great Yarmouth.

A fishing boat heads back to port past the wind farm off Great Yarmouth.

Unusual restaurant Great Yarmouth.

Unusual restaurant Great Yarmouth.

Next stop was Gorleston where I had a school holiday back in 1956. Again we found free parking at the end of Marine Parade and had lunch before walking back along the parade towards the town centre. We spoke to a couple of local’s who told us that a lot of the boarding houses had gone and the few that remain are now rest homes for the elderly. We photographed the only building that looked vaguely familiar but I will have to wait until I dig out my old photo albums back in New Zealand to see if there is a resemblance.

Gorleston beach.

Gorleston beach.

Our baby on Gorleston Marine Parade.

Our baby on Gorleston Marine Parade.

Gorleston beach heading off to Lowestoft.

Gorleston beach heading off to Lowestoft.

No wind so this wind surfer resorts to paddle power.

No wind so this wind surfer resorts to paddle power.

The port at Gorleston with an oil drilling rig in port.

The port at Gorleston with an oil drilling rig in port.

Was this the boarding house Derek stayed at back in 1956?

Was this the boarding house Derek stayed at back in 1956?

Leaving Gorleston for Woodbridge we set up the Garmin but I think some road improvements hadn’t been added to the memory and we finished up down some very narrow lanes. Dot was on the edge of her seat but I just took it in my stride. We finally arrived at the Caravan Club CL around 4pm weary and in need of a cuppa.

A total of 674 miles, since 5 March 2011

6 comments:

************** Brian and Diana on NB Harnser******** Maps by https://www.waterwayroutes.co.uk said...

The last photo is where I had my wedding reception in 1971

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Brian and Diana
Wow such a beautiful building, unfortunately now it is a retirement home.

Jenny and Robin said...

While you are in Woodbridge have a look at the Tide Mill fascinating mill.

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Jenny and Robin
Guess where we are going looking this morning?

Unknown said...

In the words of the song, "the old home town looks the same" but interesting to see it through a visitor's eyes

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Jill and Graham

Anything to please.