Norfolk: sun, sand and strawberries

This was taken a week ago, on a weekend trip to the North Norfolk coast. The view in the distance is of Castle Acre, near Swaffham. The castle is now a ring of stone walls on a small hill, but the priory (an English Heritage site) is fantastic: visitors can go upstairs and look over the fields and to the castle, enjoying a view that can’t have changed much over hundreds of years. 

On the way to the coast, I stopped at the Sharrington strawberry stall (on the road from Fakenham to Holt; the A148). I have bought these local strawberries before at other shops, but never stopped at the stall. My arms full of strawberries and the toddler, I didn’t get to take a picture, but the strawberries were FANTASTIC. Oh, and we bought some jam, too, and there were lots of vegetables for sale too, which I didn’t expect as you can’t see them from the road!

Best of all, Cromer beach looked like this:


We had a great break, just doing the old-school things: eating strawberries and ice-cream, digging in the sand and looking for crabs. It seems strange to be writing about this, given the events we’ve had in Manchester and London, but it is perhaps good to remember that life involves these things, still, too. 

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