Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Norfolk (part 2)

From Weeton Heath we drove up to Sculthorpe Moor, where we had some lunch and walked/birded the reserve, Rob getting a tad excited when the recent sightings board proclaimed a LP a couple of days earlier. Alas the LP didn't appear but 3 Marsh tits and a couple of Muntjac's were the highlight.

On then to the usual Monty's sight but news wasn't good as one lad had been there for several hours already and had seen no sign. Brown Hares, Grey and Red-legged Partridge and Lesser Whitethroat were scant compensation.

It was then time to try to find some accomodation for the night. The coastal towns were packed, so no good trying their, so we set off towards Kings Lynne, hoping to find a motel of B+B along the way - no joy. and we eventually ended up in Norwich, were a very helpful receptionist at a Travellodge (Fully booked) managed to get us accom some 5 minutes away in the Cringleford Guest House - we fully recommend this if staying anywhere in Norwich area - the hosts Rob and Kate Jones were great and very welcoming. Rob's was from Cardiff originally and his family from Abercynon - small world!

Heading off into the village for a bite to eat, the Red Lion stopped taking orders at 8:30 - it was 8:40 so after a pint we moved up the road to the Cellar House. Unfortunately they stopped taking orders at 9, so it was a couple of pints (and a much better pint that at the Red Lion) and a packet of crisps, before we made our way back t the guest house and bed.

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