Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Train, Pier, Souvenirs.

Some last photos from Norfolk...

Starting with a trip on the Poppyline steam train...

...we boarded at Sheringham...

...wandering up the platform to get in the carriage right behind the engine.

Windmill spotted from the window en route to Holt. Unfortunately we then missed the bus into Holt town and there didn't seem terribly much to do at Holt station as the merry-go-round etc weren't yet open, so we got back on a returning train and alighted at Weybourne.

We liked Weybournce station much better. While waiting for the train back to Sheringham we wandered along a little country lane beside the station.



What is this plant called please!





And now right back to some photos from our first full day when we visited Cromer.

The pier.

Looking back from the pier towards the town. The children tried crabbing from the pier (I think it's almost compulsory in Cromer!) but didn't catch any. We also visited the lifeboat station at the end of the pier.

Then a little walk along the promenade to admire the beach huts. Some were rather nicely decorated with pretty signs...





 While the kids & hubby were crabbing I had a chance to wander round the shops and bought a thing...

You can see it here (behind N's birthday cards, more one these later). It's a sweet little wooden boat which bobs up and down when you turn the handle.

Other favourite souvenirs:-

 Some dangling shells, bought in Holt.

And a lovely big stoneware pot, seen here on the right, £2.50 from the Thursday morning car boot sale in Overtstrand.

A little bit of a rushed post perhaps, but it's time to get back to here and now. On that note, we finally had some sunshine today and it was lovely. On Monday I was ready to emigrate, the weather was so unremittingly dismal. But it's (almost!) forgotten now.


10 comments:

itsjustperi said...

It looks like you had a great time and your plant looks like White Campion which is on its way to seed http://healthyhomegardening.com/Plant.php?pid=2265

Diane said...

You went to some gorgeous places - even in the rain. Youve whetted my appetite and I can't wait for my mini trip now. xxxxx

Toffeeapple said...

Ooh, I've been on that steam line too, it is gorgeous! Your pictures are lovely, especially the White Campion, they are interesting looking aren't they?

Clicky Needles said...

Yep, White Campion for me too.
As always beautiful photographs.

CN x

Julie said...

The train trip looks like fun. Beautiful photos. The little boat ornament looks very sweet. Juliex

Lyn said...

I love a trip on a steam train and that one looks fun!
the bobbing boat is a cute buy too.
xxx

rockinloubylou said...

"alighted." So much more poetic than "goat aff."

Faith said...

Crabbing is compulsory on our local beach pontoon.....bacon being the bate of choice....you can't really fail, and the crabs all look a bit..'how didn't I remember not to eat the bacon, here we go again!'

Cromer looks lovely, and my boys love a train trip, well who doesn't?

Glad you've got some sun!

Simone said...

It all looks so wonderful! I love the brightly coloured beach huts and the little bobbing up and down boat that you bought! I could play with that all day!!!

Gillian said...

Really been enjoying your holiday photos, looks like you had a fabulous time. Love that shot of the ladybird!

Also - I've been using your method of crocheting one granny square straight into the next - it's brilliant, thank you! x

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