Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Tour starts in earnest.

91.9 Miles. Now at Hickling

Hows that for a roadside rest area?

How’s this for a roadside rest area?

With all our bit’s and pieces finally sorted out it was time to hit the road in earnest this morning. Leaving our apartment once more we headed off to Fox Boats in March for a new gas bottle. We can’t get away from those boats. With a new gas bottle installed it was off towards Great Yarmouth.

Oulton Broad

Oulton Broad, we can’t keep away from boats

We detoured into Swaffham to see where the TV programme “Kingdom” is made. Unfortunately we couldn’t find a parking space so we just had a passing glimpse but what we saw was fantastic. Another high point was the Oulton Broads where we able to stop for a quick photo.  Those boat’s again!

Caravan Club Certified Location in Hinkling

Caravan Club Certified Location in Hinkling

We finally arrived at the Caravan Club CL after a bit of a hair raising trip along a very narrow country lane. After getting set up we walked into the village where we had a look around the marina at Hickling Broad and finished up at the quaint Greyhound pub for a much needed thirst quencher. Our prime objective was to investigate the bus service but this turned out to be only 4 buses a day and not very convenient times. Due to this we will only stay here 1 night and investigate Great Yarmouth and Gorleston on our way South and take a chance on what camp site we can find at short notice.

The Greyhound pub in Hinkling

The Greyhound pub in Hinkling

The Greyhound in Hickling

Colourful interior of the Greyhound

A total of 590 miles, since 5 March 2011

8 comments:

Elly and Mick said...

D&D, a whole new adventure! Looking forward to reading all about it.
Elly and Mick

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Elly and Mick
Just reading about you catching up with Gypsy Rover's new crew. How all exciting this is.

Bets said...

You are so lucky, I love the Norfolk area. If you follow the coast towards the Wash, there are some lovely villages to visit, and of course, Sandringham to take a look at. I can highly recommend Searles Holiday Centre in Hustanton as a good site for a stop over. Enjoying reading your travel blog now as much as the NB blog previously. Enjoy your travels!!

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Oulton Broad is only about 5 miles from us. Did you see them rethatching the building in the carpark by the broad

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Brian and diana
We were at Oulton Broad this morning but missed that, what a shame.

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Bets
Norfolk is indeed a lovely area, we are now heading south and will be in your area of Southend tomorrow.

Unknown said...

Norfolk to Southend in ONE day-now that's scary!

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Jill and Graham
Not on a slow boat to China any more. So much to see and so little time to see it in.