urban75 walking weekend: North Norfolk, England.
Report by urban75 editor, November 2007
Photos from a chilly weekend jaunt to the east coast of Britain.
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There was a hefty 50 minute wait for the bus after arriving at Kings Lynn station, and seeing as the town's bus station was a particularly grim place, we adjourned to railway-themed pub opposite the station, The Fenman.
After a painfully slow 45 bus journey we arrived at Hunstanton to discover that the last bus to Durnham Deepdale had long gone. After a considerable trudge around the town, we only managed to find one hotel bar (empty) and this one, the Wash & Tope Beach on Terrace Road (also empty).
The seaside resort of Hunstanton is unusual in that it is an east coast resort that faces west, and this apparently gives it more sun, earning it the nickname, 'Sunny Hunny'.
It was freezing cold and deserted when we were there, and with no mobile signal in the pub, I was forced to stand in this barren car park and wave the phone about until I finally got a signal to call the cavalry to get us out of the place.
Very little action in the Bingo Hall, despite it being a Friday night.
We eventually made it to Deepdale at 11:50, making it a total of a nine hour journey from London. Ouch!
Although the accommodation at Deepdale farm was clean and comfortable, the sonic boom-matching levels of snoring from our friends ensured a rough night's kip, so we were in much need of an invigorating breakfast from the superb Deepdale cafe.
Getting everyone together for a group shot is like herding amnesiac cats on acid, but here's most of us.
Heading out of Burnham Deepdale onto the Peddlars Way.
The walking crew in the distance.
It was really, really cold, with an biting icy breeze blasting in from the east.
Much amusement at various walkers attempt to put on waterproof trousers in a gale force wind.
Burnham Overy Staithe harbour.