Tuesday, 23 August 2011

A mini Break

After all the excitement of last week Mr T and I decided to have a couple of days away, not that we went very far just to the In-laws cottage in Snettisham.  Theres nobody there at the moment so it was perfect for a change of scenery.  On a straight drive it takes about an hour but we meandered along the coast stopping here and there for coffee and cake. 
We met this handsome couple at our first stop and I couldn't resist the photo.

On to Brancaster where you get Oysters and hundreds of little sailing boats.

I love the detritus of the fishing industry.

Then on to Holme for a picnic lunch in the dunes.

Before walking along the beach to Old Hunstanton for afternoon tea.

I love these Beach Huts.

Back along the Coastal path to the car.
We will walk all of this one day( apparently).

And finally fish and chips on Snetttisham beach in the evening to watch the sea birds in their thousands.
This is the Wash and that isn't water you can see as the tide is out.

Back along the coast to Burnham Deepdale
looking out across the marshes

A house boat anyone.

 sea lavender, this turns the marshes purple when it's all out.

I always think this looks funny, just seeing the sails and not the water.

Next stop Morston Quay which is where you catch the boats for the seal trips out to Blakeney point.

This is where we signed the petition to stop the change in the planning laws which could have  devastating effect in this area.

Then home in time for tea feeling very refreshed.



  1. It looks like you've had a fabulous time, although I'm surprised you could manage tea at the end of the day with all the other refreshments on the way!!! It looks like a lovely place to visit, we used to go to Hunstanton when we were little, I only remember the sand now though...
    Sue Xxx

  2. such beautiful images- i felt i was there- its a wonderful place ;0)x

  3. p.s the mud creeks remind me of mersea island where i grew up on the east coast ;0)x

  4. Lovely photos, not sure I'd like my houseboat in that location though......

    Sandie xx

  5. Some great places and brilliant place names, 'Snettisham' 'Burnham Deepdale' to me they sound like they came out of a Terry Pratchett or Tolkien novel. Your photo's are great, I especially like the beach huts, one of my favourite things to paint (onto canvas) ;O)

    Jan x

  6. Well I feel that I have been there too now, what a lovely place for a break.

  7. I also feel I have been there (and I have!) but you do make it all look so wonderful. We live in a lovely area.