The Pheasant Hotel
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... of local input into their design, be it from the schools, companies and other groups. It seems a good way to get people out and about, especially on a gorgeous sunny day like we had, as at nearly every dragon we came to there were other people following the 'dragon map' and taking photographs (the map was however not the easiest to follow and even our local guides were flummoxed at times!).
Norwich really is a good city to visit with plenty of old streets ...
... Yarmouth. Great Yarmouth has a long promenade along the beach with a carnival feel along the road. Lots of arcades and. Trinket shops with many fish and chip shops. We went to one place called Harry Ramsden's where we could seat 11 of us together. I had a small cod with chips and baked beans. I'm not so keen on those mushy peas.
On our way out of town, the mini bus had to stop at the ice cream shop. Richard's wife, Pat, bought some ...
... 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 ...
... worried. I stopped at the café and picked up a cheese scone and a fizzy juice. I just couldn't face Pat's lovely sandwiches though I did have a piece of ginger cake. For some reason, a plain sweetness really appeals to me right now.
We spent the next couple of hours, touring the mansion itself. There were a lot of very knowledgeable volunteers who could answer all of our questions. It was a self-guided tour through all of the rooms.
To finish our ...