When Eleanor knew we were going on holiday to Norfolk, she was keen to meet up with a friend she'd made at university who lives in Norwich. Paige lived in the next flat to Eleanor on campus and they became very good friends. Unfortunately, she's decided that university isn't for her so she hasn't returned this year, I know that Eleanor will miss her.
Eleanor found out that Paige had a day off work on the Wednesday of our week away so we kept that day free so that we could drive over and pick her up. We headed back to the cottage first of all for some lunch and then Eleanor and Paige went for a long walk along the beach before we all headed out to the cafe in the village for tea and cake.
It wasn't a very nice day, it was rather dull and very windy, but we decided a walk along the prom in Cromer would do us good after the rather large portions of cake we'd just consumed.
We were surprised to see goats grazing on the cliff tops, apparently they're being used to control the scrubland.
You can see how steep it is from the photo I took at the bottom.
Eleanor and Paige enjoyed having time to catch up on gossip together.
I doubt this shop will have sold any buckets and spades that day, it was rather wild and the beach quite empty.
The beach huts were all shut up too.
Someone was enjoying the beach though.
I quite fancy a little beach hut, we always used to hire one when I was a child, though I remember those holidays being filled with wall to wall sunshine. I'm sure it wasn't really like that, it's funny how our memories can play tricks and recall just the good bits.
It definitely wasn't a beach day, it looked rather bleak out to sea.
Just time to have a go on the 2p machines in the amusements before heading back to the cottage again.
Although the weather wasn't brilliant, Eleanor got the chance to catch up with her friend, which I think they both enjoyed. It's such a shame that Paige hasn't gone back to uni this year but she's already talking about visiting so fingers crossed they manage to stay in touch.