After loading the car,caravan and the "Terrible Twosome" ..............
We are off on the long drive to Norfolk , to Sea Palling to be precise. A small caravan site just behind the sand dunes about 4 mins walk to the beach, i think :) After leaving at 8.15 in the morning, an easy drive down into Norfolk was nearly ended while Jan was driving down a narrow ish main country road, a jcb style tractor with a big 3 ft fork on the front came from a small side road at a crossroads and literally stopped with the Forks right out in the middle of My side of the road!!!!!!!!!! Tosser , Jan narrowly missed them and the cars on the opposite side of the road somehow. thought i might have been sliced in half :(
After a half hour we arrived at the Kieth Farm caravan and camping club site and by 4 pm had everything set up :) Time to go to the beach , the dogs have been stuck in the car for a long time today. Part of the main central beach has a dog ban so we have to walk to the left a hundred yards before climbing up over the sand dunes to this beautiful series of sheltered bays and golden sand .
Well..... didn't take them long to get wet!
Big breakwaters have sheltered the coastline producing huge semi circular beaches .
Mol is swimming :)
That's enough beach time , now after dinner we are going for a walk to watch the sunset , there is a derelict Windpump which can be walked to from Horsey, around the mere and along the broad. its only a short drive from here . The cloud is looking promising so far as we arrive at Horsey , but as we start walking i notice thick cloud on the horizon as usual :( I stop to shoot this sawfly on my phone as we walk along the mere path , and Mol startles a big animal which jumps into the ditch on our right hand side , i presume it must have been a Chinese water deer.
The old Brograve mill is still a long way away ,i can see it in the distance and i know we are not going to get there in time for sunset , but it appears to be setting behind a thick band of cloud and i am tempted to turn back , But Jan says as we are over half way there may as well go check it out for later in the week. We carry on walking , the Terrible Twosome are tired so no bother on the lead :)
Eventually after 35 minutes we arrive at the Mill , the dark cloud has stayed over to the left where the sun has set but the sky has coloured up in the distance , so i manage to take this hdr image about 20 minutes after sundown :)
Just after i take this image i spot a tawny owl just behind the mill Magic :)
The end of our first day in Norfolk :)