Tag Archives: Norfolk Broads

Tuesday Treat: St Olaves

St Olaves (named for the Norse Saint Olaf) is a small village on the River Waveney, the natural border of Norfolk and Suffolk. We passed through here on our way to Fritton Woods (See Sunday Picture Post) and stopped a … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: Land of My Fathers’

Monday 8th March dawns misty and cold. But we’ve arranged to do this 10-mile walk from Acle via Upton to South Walsham (home in 1817 to my many-times great-grandpa, John Self Brown) and back, and so we will.  The bus takes … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: Treading In My Several-Times-Great Grandpa’s Footsteps

I caught the 6:35 (am) bus out of Great Yarmouth as far as Acle. The weather wasn’t good for sunbathing but excellent for walking. And I had a way to go. My destination was South Walsham (via the green lanes … Continue reading

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Water Under the Bridge

Transportation, another title achieved in Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek The bridge is at St Olave’s on the Waveney River. Part of the Broads area, the river forms the border between counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. I liked the double-take, of both … Continue reading

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Braving the Bure

Lockdown ‘relaxed’ I ventured further than I had before… but still avoiding public transport Great Yarmouth forms the nexus for the Broads’ rivers (Waveney, Yare and Bure). This time of year, this stretch of river is usually busy. But not … Continue reading

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A Different Take on the Broads

The Norfolk Broads: everyone’s seen the usual-type shots, wide expanses of lapis lazuli water, dotted with white-sailed yachts. Well, I visited the Broads village of Ranworth this past Tuesday (3rd October), and took some different shots. Enjoy.

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Beside the . . . Sea?

Living on the coast, it’s easy for me to walk down to the beach on these hot July days. Yet I don’t. I prefer to be out of the noise—the babies crying, kids yelling and screaming, parents shouting, amusement arcades … Continue reading

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Making a Spectacle

The Spectacle Goose, better known as the Egyptian Goose, having escaped from some ornamental fowl collection, now breeds amongst the Norfolk Broads. I snapped these at South Walsham Broad. Photos taken at South Walsham Broad.

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From Heath to Fen to Broad

Continuing the series of Broads’ posts: An easy and enjoyable, 10 mile, walk through varied terrain, beginning on the acidic sandy soils ENE of Norwich through to the miry fens and the Broads that nestle amongst the marshes along the … Continue reading

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The Two Mills of Tunstall

Living in Great Yarmouth, and making frequent journeys by bus along the Acle New Road (A47), I am rather blasé about our windmills, so many of which can be seen from that road. Yet, apart from one visit to Berney … Continue reading

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