We got invited to go on an adventure to North Norfolk yesterday. We set off early as it was going to be a long drive with us hitting 40mph at our top speed. As I'm the driver in our house it was a real treat to be a passenger for once. I made sure I packed my knitting along with the picnic and bucket and spades.
Chatting and knitting in the front, giggling and singing in the back.
When we arrived at Holkham we unloaded the awfully big dog (Maisie) and set off through the trees to the beach.
After a short wander through the pinewood that encloses the beach ...
you come out to this most wonderful of views. What Norfolk is famous for, Big Blue Sky.
The sea is always at low tide when we come so it's a bit of a route march to find anything wet. Across the samphire and sea bed until we find the perfect spot to set up camp.
The Bun's and their friend are happily playing in the water channels so we take Maisie for a stroll. She cracks along at a pace with the wind in her mane.
When we come back for lunch her manners are appalling. She nibbles on the end of the french bread and tries to steal our picnic. She gets plenty of carrot and apple treats to keep her happy before she settles to just watch the world go by.
After lunch and out of wet cossies Maisie wants to join in with the digging and keeps nudging Little Bun for attention.
Before we leave this glorious day behind we go for one last long stroll along the beach all wandering as happy as can be.
Then it's time to head back. Grass and water for Maisie, icecreams for the Five.
Last stop, fish and chip supper at Wells Harbour before we climb aboard the big bus sleepy, happy and content.