Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Monday 21st July 2014 - Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Cromer, Incleboro Fields Caravan Club Site, (continued)

Monday, and it is overcast and a bit cool, so, a trip to Norwich on the train.

Norwich is a one hour journey, with five or so stops, not bad at £8 return each, and quite comfortable.

We do the usual visit the Cathederal, and very impressive it is.

A very unusual font, it was a chocolate making vessel, in a Chocolate factory. When the factory closed down, the vessel was given to the cathederal and converted to a font!, so, you can get baptised in chocolate (well, not really).

Lots of quaint narrow streets, even some thatched roofs!

Then, Kathleen gets down to the serious shopping. 

It is a mystery to me, a company like Marks and Spencer spends a fortune to develop a "brand". Every one of their stores in the land has the same stock. So, when you have two enormous branches of Marks and Spencer (substitute Next, Dorothy Perkins, Primark etc as required), in Newcastle, and Metro Centre, Gateshead, why would you travel hundreds of miles to shop in a smaller version?

But, I am pleased to say, Norwich is my kind of shopping city. I am able to avoid going into any shops at all! instead I spend my time sitting in the sun at various locations listening to the numerous street musicians, playing everything from classical guitar music, to 60's pop, to Irish folk music.

Tuesday, a day of gentle exercise.

An adventurous walk to Sheringham. By adventurous, I mean using the OS Map, to find our way, and not a printed list of instructions.

Almost six miles, in total.

Using the usual maxim of "if a place looks busy, it is probably good", Meat and Potato pie for lunch, from a bakers in the High Street.

They say, the exception proves the rule, well, it was a potato pie!.

At least there was a real steam train at Sheringham Station.

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