My parents have just bought a new static caravan as they only ever visit the same caravan park near Sheringham in Norfolk and used to leave the tourer there all summer. They picked the keys up yesterday, so we took Bertie, my New Beetle, on the 90-mile drive up there. We were really impressed with the position of the van and the van itself, which has two bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen, a bathroom (complete with bath!), a dining area and an enormous lounge with full-length windows that let the light flood in. We’ve only stayed in the tourer once, because it was a pain having to fill up the water and empty the chemical loo, but the static has water and sewage plumbed in, so we’re more likely to use it for long weekends – if we can prise them out of it.
As the water was off yesterday due to work on a brand new toilet block on site, we couldn’t have a cup of tea to celebrate, so we ventured into Cromer, where my parents had booked a table at their favourite fish and chip restaurant. We briefly wandered around town looking for a tea shop to kill some time before our booking but found not a single one open.
We passed the quite beautiful parish church – I could only fit the steeple into my camera lens given the narrow streets.
We briefly looked across the crashing waves of the sea, bracing ourselves against the biting wind.
And we admired the terraced houses along the top of the cliff.
Finally, we headed to the restaurant where my parents and Ant enjoyed an apparently delicious fish-and-chip supper. I, on the other hand, had to settle for cardboard and tomato sauce with a sprinkling of unmelted cheese, which was pretending to be a pizza, as everything else on the menu, including the veggie burger, was cooked in beef dripping. I desperately need to seek food advice from a twitterfriend in Cromer, as last time we ate there I had a flavourless curry and Ant’s made him ill!
With supper complete and goodbyes said, we made the hour-and-a half trip home. Aside from the food and a few idiot drivers on the way home, all in all it was a lovely half-day out.