Monday, 9 November 2009

Weekend at Morston Barn

We spent last weekend at Morston Barn helping to celebrate my sister's birthday.   The building is lovely and full of character - great place to stay but not sure it would suit me as a place to live.  Minimalism is all well and good but I have a lot of stuff that would need to go somewhere :-)

Morston Barn

We were blessed with 2 days of great weather.  On the Saturday we drove along the coast to Cromer including a stop at Sheringham to have a look around.  By the sea they have a great mural celebrating the lives of fisherfolk and lifeboat crew through the ages.  I really liked the way that the pictures seemed to be of real people such as Tom "Coaly" Barnes Cooper (celebrated for being skipper of the lifeboat for 39 years).

39 - Tom "Coaly" Barnes Cooper

We had lunch at The Crown Hotel which was tucked away in Wells-Next-The-Sea. Sat Nav said she knew where it was but at the last minute as we were supposedly just about to get there she changed her mind and denied all knowledge of it ! A U-turn and a press of the recalculate route button and she remembered, taking us down a road she had previously mysteriously ignored and delivering us to the door - though finding a parking space was very much left to me.

Rest of the afternoon and evening were spent back at the barn helping to eat copious quantities of cake ... and a little Pina Colada that needed drinking up... well, it would be rude not to....

Sunday dawned clear and sunny and we headed off to the lovely Holkham Beach
Holkham Beach
where we enjoyed the sunshine and had a go a flying Bridget's kite.
Holkham Beach

A delicious late lunch (I can recommend the Roast Rib Eye beef with trimmings) at The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe and then, all too soon, it was time to hit the road and head for home.

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