For our holiday we stayed in the very pleasant seaside village of Overstrand which is just a mile or so east of Cromer. Our cottage was situated in The Londs which is one of the prettiest lanes I've ever come across. After a wander down the Londs (with much peeking over the flint walls to admiring the beautiful gardens and cottages) access is gained via a short but steep path to miles of sandy beaches. Here are some images of Overstrand, though the beach photos will be getting their own post!
The drive down to Norfolk was not very pleasant at all. The weather was atrocious and flooding on the A1(M) caused delays. We ended up having lunch at a roadside cafe, the like of I didn't think existed any more. I've never been in a greasy spoon where the plates, seats, tables and indeed spoons were quite so greasy! However, my bacon roll was rather tasty and the toilets were functioning if incredibly grubby, so fortified and refreshed we carried on with the journey. At last the rain stopped, the clouds dispersed and the sun shone for the last 60 miles or so of the journey which made all the difference to our first impressions of this part of Norfolk.
Over the holiday we had mixed weather. At times it was sunny and warm, but we did also have a fair bit of rain though never for a whole day so it was always possible to get out and about. Overall it was warmer than at home - I didn't wear socks for the whole holiday! On returning home the socks are back on, as are the sheepskin baffies (slippers to those not fortunate enough to have ever lived in Angus, though on searching for an on-line definition it appears that the word is becoming more prevalent in Scotland as a whole - the things you find out when writing a blog post...).
OK, back to topic. Here we go for some pretty shots of things (other than sand, sea and groynes (I'd never seen groynes before) which will follow soon!) to be found in Overstrand...