Manor Hotel, Blakeney
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... of other species, are undermined.
At the same time, there are great multitudes around the world who are, by any humane standard, under-consuming, and the humanitarian challenge of eliminating global poverty is likely to increase the burden on ecosystems still further. Meanwhile the population is set to hit 11 billion this century.... Like a snake eating its own tail, our growth-orientated civilisation suffers from the delusion that there are no environmental limits ...
... once motor cruisers became available for hire, more and more people came to the area.
By the 1960s and 70s, the Broads were a victim of their own success. Pollution was rife and this affected the vegetation and fish stocks declined. Less fish means less tourists so it became a huge problem. However, the pollution has now been cleaned up and so tourists and fishermen are back. Evidence of the cleaner water is that lilies are now starting ...
... We discovered Roys shop - the largest general store in Britain. Its like a small department store - has 3 separate sites and is much bigger than a Target Country store.
Wroxham is set up for the motor boat hire industry. Lots of boats to hire ranging from small electric ones to larger day hire boats and then ones you can sleep on. We saw an older couple coming down towards one of the day hire boats, he with his walker. We wondered whether he would get ...
... had green shoots coming through. Potatoes are also grown in the area.
We decided that Norfolk isn't as pretty in our opinion as Dorset or Kent. Admittedly, Dorset is much hillier and even Kent has some hills whereas this part of Norfolk is quite flat. However we also drove through some woods where the branches of the trees make a dark tunnel. That was really pretty.
At Cromer we walked along the ...
... which is a cute little seaside village where one of Ian's work colleagues lived as a child.
The countryside, especially on the road from Norwich to Great Yarmouth, was flat with lots of horses as well as cows in the fields. There were a number of windmills in the fields too. Further north there were many hay bales and less animals. All very lush green and no ...