Holiday Inn Norwich North Hotel
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Norwich is, if honest, a little isolated. There seems to be no quick way to get to the city either by road or rail and the journey just seems far longer than it really should (some of the scenery en-route is not that inspiring either) however when you do get there what a delightful city it is!
We were met by our good friends Tim, Georgie and Tom at Norwich station at 11.15 (after leaving Derby at 07.53) to go dragon hunting. There are in total 84 GoGoDragons ...
... day. The score was 1-1 in games and Wiatt was down 10-5 in the 3rd. He came back and actually had two match balls before losing 14-12. It was an excellent match to finish on.
I hung out at the club until about 1 pm, enjoying a latte, a bacon roll, and a coffee. I coached Will in one of his matches and then headed back to the house to blog in the garden and just enjoy the sun.
At 2:30, Pat drove Jen and Julie and Will and me to ...
... a poem in her honour. I've taken a picture of it. Check it out. It's very clever.
We left the 17 seat passenger van in the parking lot and walked the 1/3 of a mile home in the dark, being careful not to roll an ankle. Rohan discovered that stinging nettles are hard to see in the dark.
It was about 10:30 when we got home. Early! So I treated myself to an episode of Homeland on Netflix. Not sure if I saw the last 20 ...
... other side.
For lunch, Richard and Pat had bought Cromer crab and Samphire which is a seaweed. Lunch was crab sandwiches with Samphire salad. Seafood just isn't appealing to me yet, so I made a grill cheese with ketchup and Pat had made rice pudding with fresh strawberries from her garden.
We hopped in the van and drove to Norwich, about 45 minutes away. First stop was the East Anglia Squash and Racquet ...
... cold, there were very few people on the beach. It was about 15 degrees and very windy. As we walked up the beach, we could see the odd seal playing in the surf relatively close. Eventually we came upon a group of beached seals, resting and sunning themselves. This beach was magnificent. Massive and wide. Will and Sven decided it was definitely worth a dip, not sure what the temperature was, but cold, maybe 60 F.
Pat had once again packed a lunch ...