All went well. Norwich was the most profitable, and Wetherby the most fun as we stayed an extra day by the coast at Bridlingham. Click for our next 16 bead fairs.
Lucky I ordered an interval beer in advance – but was a long walk in the rain to the nearest underground station.
One day I’ll take Rosey to the show. Tasty homemade open-air food and real cider.
Stay nearby at my Wroxham Cottage: Bure Cottage
Not far from the Queen’s Sandringham estate and where Kate & William live is Bircham Windmill, rebuilt in 1846. I was there visiting a craft fair and enjoying a cream tea from their own Royal-Warranted bakery.
Bircham Windmill: birchamwindmill.co.uk
I followed the footpath from the car-park, with the river to the left, about a mile, then over the sand dunes to the beach. However, don’t walk along the beach to try to make it a round trip as I did – because a tributary blocks your access back.
Details of the full walk at Burnham Overy Walk
Full details at Stotfold Mill Steam Fair
Further along is a lighthouse and nature reserve. Birdwatchers flock to Bempton Cliffs there to see hundreds-of-thousands of puffins.
Large picture at top of blog is Bridlingham Harbour.
For details of the full walk click Bridlington to Flamborough
Back in Norfolk
Next weekend we’re taking Rosey out to Thorne Regatta. She loves it there, despite Thorne Dyke being very narrow. We use the wind to turn her round on ropes.
A couple of weeks latter we’re camping at Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival – click to see the past blog. Then back to Hong Kong and to empty our Guangzhou flat.
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