We stayed just outside Cromer and as you can see from the photos we were sandwiched between caravans and campervans, this was fine as we seem to have the facilities all to ourselves!
Cromer I think, has a 'faded charm' to it, perhaps past it's victorian heyday but I quite liked that.
We wondered to the end of the pier watching people catch crabs!
This part of the Norfolk coastline is just beautiful, lots of stunning beaches which aren't crowded (mind you that could have been the weather!), we strolled along the beaches looking at the rock pools and finding treasures, namely sea glass and the occasional crab!
Sheringham is a great little railway town with an old steam train and lovely shops leading down to rows of beach huts.
On the Tuesday the heavens opened so we decided to head into Norwich. I'm so glad we did, if it had stayed sunny all week, we would have stayed on the beach and missed this gem! The buildings were beautiful, some of the architectural details stunning.
Wells-next-the-sea has the most wonderful beach, which the girls made the most of! And of course it's famous beach huts!
We decided on the Wednesday, to visit one of our favourite places, Southwold in Suffolk. A bit of a drive away, it was sunny and warm all the way there, great we thought we can get in the sea, then it rained again as soon as we got out the car!!! So we headed for the pier and our favourite tea shop, The Boating Lake Cafe. It has new owners now who are in the process of 'doing it up', I hope it doesn't lose it's shabbiness as that's part of its charm! We did manage a paddle once the sun came out again!
And of course there were the sunsets!
We were only there 5 days but it was lovely to be near the sea again. There's something about the ocean that connects with the core of me, I love it's sound, how it feels around my feet and the amazing range of colours it dons depending on what's happening in the sky!
Mr Bea and I really needed this little break, we've both had huge changes to adapt to. I for one, can no longer do the job that I have loved for so many years, this time has helped me to reflect on that, and begin to make some decisions about what I could do in the future. I've started a whole new chapter in my life.....watch this space!!!