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A Postcard From: Kings Lynn and "Sunny Hunny" Hunstanton, Norfolk - 31st October 2020

It's day two of the short trip away to the Swan at Hilborough, halfway between Thetford and Swaffham in West Norfolk. After breakfast in the pub, we head off for a trip to an extremely windy Kings Lynn, just before the lashing rain, but with enough time to do a bit of exploration before it gets too wet. There's also a bit of time to split off and get some presents for Isobel's imminent birthday, although we seem to end up bumping in to each other in all the same shops. After that, we head up to the coast at Hunstanton for a poke around the town and the chance to discover its unusual (for East Anglia) stone buildings, built from a localised outcrop of Carrstone - a rusty sandstone conglomerate

next album: A Trip to Sandringham, Norfolk - 31st October 2020
previous album: A Trip to Lynford Arboretum, Mundford, Norfolk - 30th October 2020

2020 The view from our apartment bedroom window

The view from our apartment bedroom window

2020 The view out the back from the boys' bedroom

The view out the back from the boys' bedroom

2020 The boys hang around in the moring watching a bit of telly

The boys hang around in the moring watching a bit of telly

2020 A Singer sewing machine and an R. White's bottle in the restaurant

A Singer sewing machine and an R. White's bottle in the restaurant

2020 Harry has pancakes and bacon for breakfast

Harry has pancakes and bacon for breakfast

2020 Isobel at the bar

Isobel at the bar

2020 We nearly get blown off the riverside in Kings Lynn

We nearly get blown off the riverside in Kings Lynn

2020 Fred runs about

Fred runs about

2020 The lanes in the old town where one of the Dickens adaptations was filmed

The lanes in the old town where one of the Dickens adaptations was filmed

2020 Fred on the High Street

Fred on the High Street

2020 The Duke's Head Hotel

The Duke's Head Hotel

2020 The old Bank Chambers is to let

The old Bank Chambers is to let

2020 Optimistic outdoor tables at Prezzo

Optimistic outdoor tables at Prezzo

2020 Harry waves

Harry waves

2020 Fred looks at a bronze statue of Captain George Vancouver

Fred looks at a bronze statue of Captain George Vancouver

2020 The Customs House

The Customs House

2020 Funky 60s/70s modernist Bas-Relief on Boots the Chemist

Funky 60s/70s modernist Bas-Relief on Boots the Chemist

2020 Fred and Harry wander around in Primark

Fred and Harry wander around in Primark

2020 Harry in Marks and Spencer

Harry in Marks and Spencer

2020 Kings Lynn has an actual Wimpy

Kings Lynn has an actual Wimpy

2020 Another cobbled street, opposite the post office

Another cobbled street, opposite the post office

2020 The derelict Post Office building

The derelict Post Office building

2020 An empty shop

An empty shop

2020 The King John statue on New Conduit Street

The King John statue on New Conduit Street

2020 Isobel in Starbucks

Isobel in Starbucks

2020 Fred gets a new case for his phone

Fred gets a new case for his phone

2020 The lights in the shop are so white that the outside looks orangey-yellow

The lights in the shop are so white that the outside looks orangey-yellow

2020 A Bingo and amusement arcade at Hunstanton

A Bingo and amusement arcade at Hunstanton

2020 On the windy sea front in Sunny Hunny

On the windy sea front in Sunny Hunny

2020 We get a bag of doughnuts

We get a bag of doughnuts

2020 A Covid bench

A Covid bench

2020 Groynes on the beach

Groynes on the beach

2020 Roller skating and Funcastle, apparently

Roller skating and Funcastle, apparently

2020 A mass of signs

A mass of signs

2020 A sign for 'Wimming'

A sign for 'Wimming'

2020 The gang in a car park

The gang in a car park

2020 Harry checks his paper bag for escaped doughnuts

Harry checks his paper bag for escaped doughnuts

2020 Harry eats a mini doughnut by the wall

Harry eats a mini doughnut by the wall

2020 People out on the extensive mudflats

People out on the extensive mudflats

2020 Thomas's No. 1 Bingo

Thomas's No. 1 Bingo

2020 A curious garage/shack

A curious garage/shack

2020 We head into Hunstanton town

We head into Hunstanton town

2020 The boys scope out Lego in the Pavillion Toymaster

The boys scope out Lego in the Pavillion Toymaster

2020 A masked Fred looks over

A masked Fred looks over

2020 Bright foil windmills

Bright foil windmills

2020 Some Carrstone shops and houses

Some Carrstone shops and houses

2020 The stone gives the town an almost Northern feel

The stone gives the town an almost Northern feel

2020 Cheery butcher statue

Cheery butcher statue

2020 Sacks of potatoes outside a greengrocer

Sacks of potatoes outside a greengrocer

2020 An old Victorian shop sign: C. W. Abbs

An old Victorian shop sign: C. W. Abbs

2020 Another shop retaining its original glasswork

Another shop retaining its original glasswork

2020 The Hunstanton public Library

The Hunstanton public Library

2020 Kids lob bread at the gulls

Kids lob bread at the gulls

2020 Someone takes their tractor out for a spin

Someone takes their tractor out for a spin

2020 The functional-looking Waterside Bar

The functional-looking Waterside Bar

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The view from our apartment bedroom window

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