Waiting to walk …. and welcoming visitors πŸ˜Š

Tuesday 28th May – Sunday 16th June 2019

Three weeks have drifted by without a blog – the reason being that’s there’s been next to no rambling going on. As we waited out Steve’s recovery, I managed to develop a knee issue – the doctor has diagnosed cartilage or ligament damage and boy it’s painful. I was told to carry on walking as much as I can, as opposed to rest, so I do try a little each day … long coastal stretches would be a stretch too far at the moment however.

So this a short blog to fill the ‘time gap’ until our Norfolk Coast walking adventures get started. We are still loving this beautifully peaceful part of the world, from sitting in the garden enjoying the wildlife to visiting some stunning places … it’s just that we’re getting a bit stir crazy not being able to be as active as usual.

Our cottage is next door to a farm so we have some friendly neighbours who come to say hello. And we are still quite the twitchers – loving the variety of feathery folk who come to feed.

Despite the horrendous weather recently we have managed to get out and about a little. Stately homes, farm tracks and glorious beaches a’plenty. On Father’s Day we took a late stroll on Brancaster Beach and had a surprise encounter with a pod of seals – they looked like they were beached in the shallow water, waiting for the tide to return, so sweet.

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Holkham Hall

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Holkham Beach

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A surprise find on Brancaster Beach

But, the most exciting thing of all is that we’ve had some visitors! Now, just lately, Steve and I have spent a huge amount of time just the two of us alone – not getting out as much, no contact with neighbours, not even meeting people when we do go out. There’s only so much two of you can talk about … and then there’s the cricket!!! So to have two lots of visitors was absolute Heaven – I hope we didn’t wear them out with our chat. 🀣

Our first visitor was Koen, a lovely young Dutch student who recently stayed with us in MK – he’s been on a month’s road trip around the UK in his Mk1 Toyota MR2. He was now on his way back south and called in to see us. Lovely to hear all about his amazing trip and I think we have made ourselves a new friend.

And then, a very special visit from our lovely friend Hannah – we hadn’t seen each other for 6 years so it was an amazing catch up. We left Steve immersed in World Cup Cricket and enjoyed a short walk and then lunch and a ‘long chat’ in the garden. A fantastic day and hopefully Hannah will be able to return soon as she is often in the area.

So limited rambling as yet … but watch this space – Steve is about to start off solo. And I hope to be able to join him very very soon. 😘

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