Sunday, 20 March 2011

Walked our legs off.

7 miles on Shanks Pony

Yesterday morning I had arranged for Anthony from A C Caravans (Mobile Service & Repairs Lincolnshire) to come and repair our broken waste water pipe. I had given him all the details over the phone as to what was required and he came fully prepared and in under an hour had the job finished. I can personally recommend him for a very neat,clean,professional job.


As it was a brilliant day weather wise a walk was the order of the day. Instead of walking through the woods as we had done the day before, which we knew would lead us to the road leading to the Sandringham estate, we left camp by the main gate. We headed off in the right direction but failed to take a turning along the way. At West Newton we spoke to a couple of local resident’s who guided us on the right route.


Norwich Gate, the Queens personal entrance to Sandringham House.

This took us around the estate’s stone perimeter wall and lead us to the Queens personal gated entranceway. Once here we knew we were on the right track and soon found the visitor centre which unfortunately was the only part of the estate open.


The Visitor centre at the Queens Norfolk Retreat.

A couple of souvenirs and an ice cream later and we were off again through the park to find our way back to camp. This time we had found the right road which took us back to the crossroads near the track through the woods and back into camp. Two and half hours and we estimate approximately 7 miles walked and we were rather weary and in need of a good cuppa. At least it had been a beautiful day to make it all worth while. 


Daffodils in Glucksburg Wood on the Sandringham Estate

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