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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The Steam Train at Sheringham Station

My wife, Carole does love a day out in the sticks. We live close to the Norfolk border in Fenland and enjoy the coastal road of the A149 as it goes past King's Lynn and along the coastal road. There are so many quaint little villages and towns along the way.

On Sunday, we got up with no general plan. It was cold. Icy cold, but the sky was clear blue. On the spur of the moment, we decided to hop in the car and go to a seaside town called Sheringham along the A149 Norfolk coastal road that I mentioned. We got into the car and set off on a merry way.

Carole put her REM CD on in the car and we cruised along to King's Lynn and then onto the coastal road. Along the way, everything looked like summer from the warmth of our car because the day was so clear and blue. However, when we stopped and got out the cold had that crisp bite to it. We passed through a number of villages and passed a stately home called Holkham Hall where the 7th Earl of Leicester lives. There is a huge nature reserve around and Carole saw a Peregrine Falcon in the trees on the seaward side of the road. There were bird watchers with tripods out in groups. I wanted to stop but had a couple of cars behind me. Therefore I missed the moment and went on passed Wells Next the Sea.

We arrived at Sheringham some time later and decided to have a fried breakfast. This we did, but not before I got some snaps of an old steam engine that was at Sheringham station. We had a pleasant walk around the town after breakfast and then went back stopping at Wells Next the Sea for another look around. The place was rammed with day trippers. - a bustling hive of activity. All in all, a very pleasant Sunday.

I was pleased to see the steam train, but I would have loved to have got a photo shot of the Peregrine Falcon too. Still, there will be other days.

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