Someone once asked Paddy Ashdown “Why write a diary?” He replied, “So my grandchildren would know what their Grandpa did.”
My mother died from Alzheimer’s disease a couple of years ago, and by the time I finally got round to pose the questions I should have asked her years before, she was beyond replying.
For five years I thought I was writing this for myself. Now I’m not so sure ………
Monday, September 15, 2008
SIX OF THE BEST - NORFOLK 2
England's coast stretches around 2,800 miles - not a lot by continental standards, but the variation available around it is considerable. My favourite bit is the North Norfolk Coast - a stretch of about 40 miles of gentle, almost unpopulated (for England), flat, undeveloped landscape. It's not the sort of place where huge mountains, and "big" scenery impress you. But, whenever we come here, the calmness and non pushy nature of the people and the place drains all the stress out of me.
There's a series of little villages, some for the boating fraternity, some more working fishing villages, along the coast where the local shops serve whatever seafood has just been caught a few yards away. That's fresh!
Anyway, I like it, and below, I've put together a few pictures of the coastline.