(But I will say this: Would you call this a campground?! If so, then you are probably not American. P.S. We had to pay $30 to pitch our tent here, in this field, near the road.) But the views were still pretty wonderful.
And (hardly!) sleeping in a tent made this guy happy. I love making him happy.Weird campsite aside, we were just a short drive from the beach!I made the Birthday Man lamb kebabs right on the beach. So good! There are a few nice things about shingled beaches.
1. No sand in your food.
2. The beautiful tinkling sound that the rocks make as the waves wash up on the shore. Such music!
3. Incredibly clear water.Also, throwing the rocks is unbeatable fun.(Wondering about that plastic-bagged foot? We had our first serious child injury the morning that we were getting ready to go. Amelia cut her foot pretty deeply on some glass. I thought for sure she’d need stitches, and we went to the ER. An hour later, she was taped up and calm, but could not get that foot wet for a week. She was a very good sport.)Instead of swimming, she interviewed fishermen.So, is there anything more luxurious than getting to stay at the beach and watch the sun set, after a couple hours of swimming in clear waters? No, I don’t think there is. Well, maybe fishing at the same time!
We went back to our tents, and had a long night of trying to sleep. But I did love looking up at the stars and chatting with Jeff at 3 a.m.
Nice and early, though, we headed back to the beach.And then there were the morning fishermen.We had driven around quite a bit trying to find a petrol canister for a little camping stove– to no avail. But, once again, the little porta-que saved the day!Right up there with beach sunsets on my lists of favorite things is breakfast at the beach.
Oh, and this little one:OH, and THIS!What an amazing feeling, just floating there… What a wonderful weekend…And would you guess what the landscape behind the beach looked like?Beautiful, green fields… We will have to visit Cromer one more time before it gets too cold to swim, cook on the beach, and stay for the sunset.