Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Visiting Brancaster - not!

On Sunday, we decided to drive over to Brancaster to visit the beach and have a light lunch. The queues down to the beach car park were horrendous which was odd. Eventually a chap wound down his window to let us know not to bother as the high tide had flooded the approach road. Took an age to turn around.

Ruby needed a walk. So we stopped at Thornham to let her off lead around a permissive field boundary. She had great fun chasing butterflies but as you can imagine, got hot and bothered in the process. She sat in the cars air conditioning for a while to cool down.

Let’s try some fish and chips we thought, so we drove a bit further to pull into a farm shop area. That car park was full of impatient drivers but finally we managed to park in some shade.

We got Ruby out, tied her to a shaded picnic table and went for food. Too early despite them having a frying now sign outside their door.

As you can imagine, it was the final straw so we waited to pull out with a blind corner to our right. We pulled out in front of an approaching police car but not so close to cause a problem. Getting stopped by them might have resulted in me getting arrested as by now, I was venting steam:)

We gave up and returned home.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, what a frustrating day for you! It all seems ten time worse in the heat and humidity too. It feels much fresher today so, hopefully, your day will be correspondingly more pleasant.
    (and thank goodness you didn't get arrested) :-) xx

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  2. We visited Hunstanton. We made a day of it and were there by 11 am and managed to park. By 3.30 the place had visibly cleared of people (maybe had gone home to watch the football?). In order to avoid the inevitable homeward traffic we travelled home using back roads. Longer, but fun, travelling through villages I never knew existed x

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  3. I'm blaming everything on the heat!

    What's that saying "East, West, Home is Best!"

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  4. We had a similar experience in the Lakes on Sunday. What a palaver to get the van back out of the forest edge car parks when people abandon their cars willy nilly. Eventually patked at the far side of Keswick, where it was too far to walk to the town, ate our lunch and continued our journey home.

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    1. Don’t get me started on bad parking!

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  5. Oh I see, yes a very frustrating day!

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  6. We drove up to Clacton on Saturday and the traffic was terrible. I am glad we are traveling back mid week. Decided not to drive anywhere on Sunday so DB used his mobility scooter and I walked. Certain areas were packed but others not so bad.

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    1. Does vary from one day to the next doesn’t it?

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  7. Sorry you had such a frustrating time...I've had the same but for different reasons...Hopefully, your next adventure will be a better one.

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    1. Mine is nothing really in the grand scheme of life, just venting.

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  8. Often visit that area, our personal grudge is that all the reasonably priced eating places close around 4 pm just when I could kill for a good cup of tea.

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    1. We tend to go early and leave early, didn’t realise places shut at 4pm.

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