Sorry, I decided at the last minute that I wouldn’t take the lap-top to Norfolk with me when we popped down for a couple of days. It was a spur of the moment decision, and not necessarily one of my best planned. However, it was nice to have a few days off from the computer, even if it did leave a gap in my title sequence.
This wasn’t my choice of holiday, as I may have mentioned. I’m happy enough with a visit to Number one Son, but not particularly happy with the choice of week, which was sprung on me as an unwelcome surprise. Of course, while we were away the roofer turned up to start work. Typical.
Because it’s only a couple of weeks until the school summer holidays, a lot of people were trying to fit in a holiday before everything becomes too crowded. Of course, this just means it is crowded with people who don’t have kids. Car parking spaces were almost non-existent, camper vans were parked haphazardly (they seem to be becoming more popular) and tempers became frayed. Well, one temper definitely became frayed.
Southwold was crowded, Snape Maltings was crammed and Holt looked like a scene from a zombie movie, if the zombies were all white-haired, accompanied by their wives and dressed in shorts and sandals.I have nothing against elderly men, in fact some of my most loyal readers may fit that description, come to think of it, so do I. The difference is that I don’t expose my shiny ivory legs to public gaze whilst wandering into the road and pointing out the joys of Georgian architecture to my long-suffering wife.
We had Monday’s lunch in the car park at Dunwich, which was not crowded. It seldom is. On Tuesday we also found a quiet spot, accompanied by a few cars a rusty bulldozer and some toilets, one of which has its own postcode.
We will be going back again during the summer but will do it as a daytrip. Then we will probably visit again in September after the kids are back at school. Not the first week they go back, as experience shows that can be busy – we will wait for a couple of weeks.I’m hoping it will be quiet and the weather will still be good.
It’s late and I’m not sure where I put my camera, so will post photos tomorrow, The photos with the post will be old photos from previous visits. They are probably better than the ones I took on this trip.