Norfolk: Sheringham Park, Blickling Hall and Norwich

Ozzie started off our Tuesday by taking us on one of his favorite walks, the Sheringham Estate.  Folly & Whimsy would love it. Sadly, galumphy dogs weren’t welcome at our next visit, Blicking Hall.  Blickling’s 17th century library contains more than 12,500 books.  A temporary art installation had fabulous exhibits around the importance of the written word … Read moreNorfolk: Sheringham Park, Blickling Hall and Norwich

Norfolk: Ludham, the Broads and Horsey Beach

We left Durham mid-afternoon on Sunday, headed for a rendesvous with friends at Norwich train station. But our train leaving Durham was just enough late (damage on the line from the storm earlier that week)  that we missed our connection at Peterborough and arrived later than planned. Fortunately, we were able to reach Alison so … Read moreNorfolk: Ludham, the Broads and Horsey Beach

Lindisfarne and Berwick upon Tweed

Wednesday morning was idle time, doing laundry and catching up on emails, as we waited for the tide to turn. Our destination this day was the island of Lindisfarne, largest of the Farne islands.  Lindisfarne’s priory was notoriously sacked by Norse raiders in 793, the first large scale Viking attack on a Christian church – … Read moreLindisfarne and Berwick upon Tweed