Thursday, 3 July 2008

England Part V - West Runton, Norfolk

A visit to my cousin's holiday flat at the seaside. West Runton is a village of 1,600 souls on the Norfolk coast between Cromer and Sheringham.
Many houses show a Dutch influence in their roof lines... after all, the Netherlands is only a short sail away from East Anglia.

My cousin and I walked along the cliffs towards Sheringham. The wooden groynes and sea walls prevent cliff erosion.

The fossilized skeleton of a male mammoth was discovered in these sandy cliffs in 1990. He stood about 4 metres high, and weighed about 10 tonnes, twice the size and weight of today's elephants.

The view looking towards Sheringham.....

.... and in the other direction towards Cromer.

After such exertion, we needed sustenance, and what could be better than fish'n'chips eaten outside in the sunshine, followed by a visit to the local pub?

For more posts about my vacation in England, please scroll down.

21 comments:

Kerri said...

Fabulous! The views are spectacular and it looks like a Wonderful place to visit!

Beverly said...

I love your photos. Your trip must have been just so wonderful. Those fish'n'chips look good and greasy. Yum! I'm serious...my kind of food, but I don't eat too much fried food any more.

But I'm sure if I were in England, I would.

photowannabe said...

Looks devine. What views followed by great sustenance. Pardon my spelling...

Hilary said...

Those views are just stunning. I love that image through the window. Beautiful stuff, ex-S.

Dogbait said...

Hey, stop pinching my wild sea photos from my blog yesterday!

madretz said...

Gorgeous!

Hope your Canada Day was grand, too.

m.e. said...

wonderful photos as always. lookit that sunshine and oh, boy...fish & chips!!

CanadianSwiss said...

Breathtaking views! Makes me want to run off to a coast :)

Dogbait said...

I have been following your visit to the UK with interest. We've been back there 6 times in the last few years.

Peter said...

There is a tendency to make jokes (at least by the French) about the British and their fish'n'chips. However, it can be REALLY good!

lorenzothellama said...

Were the fish and chips as delicious as they look?

There is a big Dutch influence through East Anglia and in Colchester (where I was brought up) there is a Dutch Quarter. It is because of the escape of the Hugenots when they were being persecuted. They fled to England.

Martin Stickland said...

Love that part of the Country, had my first holiday alone with a mate and we camped at Sherringham near Cromer when we were 15 (all that cider! hic!)


happy pancake day!

sonia a.m. said...

Wonderful photos! Sounds you had a great time!

Have a nice weekend!
Thanks for your visiting on my blog!

Ted M. Gossard said...

Lovely photos, and looks like quite a nice time. And those fish and chips make me wish I was hungry. Nice to have get aways like that. England looks like a very nice one.

Wendy said...

Beautiful pics. They look straight out of a story book!

Jerry Moores said...

You have made me hungry and shared a beautiful area of the world - AWESOME images! EXCELLENT!

Jerry in Tampa

Carmi said...

I'm inspired by your photographs. You capture the spirit of this place with such grace. Safe travels!

dennis said...

dennis loves fish n chips! --he will share the chip part.


very nice photos Dennis could use a vacation

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL Place....! Another area new to me...This is Great!

Craver Vii said...

The fish-n-chips looks tasty!

The Lone Beader said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! Yes, I make all those groovy things with tiny seed beads! I do hope you'll stop by and take a peek at the progress. It's a lotta fun!

BTW, love the fish & chips! Thought you were in NEW England for a second! Cheers from Boston! :D