Posted by: Ian Briggs on 15th July 2011 at 4:44 pm
So we are almost two thirds of the way through our holidays and having not written anything on here for a while, I have some time to update on what we have done so far…
We started with four days camping in the Lake District and found a beautiful campsite right on the banks of Lake Ullswater. Great views of the distant hills and the relaxing hum of the steamer boats chuffing up and down the lake made this a nice relaxing start to the holiday.
We also did some good walking here including an 8-mile trek across the hills alongside the lake. However this was followed by a cream-tea so the health benefits were maybe wasted!
We then headed across to Norfolk and spent our wedding anniversary in Norwich – a city we really miss since moving away from England. On our way back to our hotel there was a fantastic firework display to celebrate the lord mayor’s show.
This was followed by some camping up on the north Norfolk coast and another mammoth 7-mile walk along Blakeley point to sea the seals. This was a great experience and although the walk was tough (having to walk on a single beach because the tide came in) it was well worth it. We were also treated to a surprise concert in Cromer of The New Squadronaires Orchestra which is an RAF Big Band. They were stunning and the lead clarinettist was particularly amazing!
So now we are in our old haunting ground in and around Cambridge and have been visiting places we never managed to go when we did live here…the botanic gardens and the wonderful Fitzwilliam Museum.
A week left of our holidays before heading on the big drive back up to Scotland to catch the boat…some more camping and meeting old friends is in store so we’re just hoping the weather stays good and that my hayfever goes away!