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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Late camping weekend

Just had a late season camping weekend, not the best of weather for this weekend, but still enjoyable.
We had 3 nights camping at Kelling Heath Holiday Park, near Weybourne on the North Norfolk coast with a couple of sports car friends.
Arriving Friday afternoon we soon had the tent up, then spent a pleasant afternoon chilling out with wine followed by lunch in the excellent Kelling Heath restaurant.
We had incessant rain from about 9pm on Friday night, not helping me sleep later on, and after a few drinks the local bushes got some use!
Saturday the rain cleared, but it was still cloudy and overcast. After bacon butties we took to some of the walking trails around the Heath.
Grey skies over the Norfolk coast, view from Kelling Heath, looking
towards Weybourne.

Pleasant footpaths.

The North Norfolk railway was still running steam trains.
Stanier Black 5 running down the bank to Weybourne.
We had another good meal in the restaurant on the Saturday night, entertainment been provided by a talented guitarist/vocalist, some good classics played from Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Bruce Springsteen, etc. With no rain undisturbed sleep came easily that night.
Sunday was a brighter, but windier day, we had a BBQ planned for lunchtime, so again a campers breakfast on the gas stove, morning entertainment by some serial campers packing up who had even brought a hoover with them and hoovered inside their tent. Later we took a further walk around the site, through the woods in a large circle.
After the BBQ I took a trip along to Weybourne station, hoping to catch the B12 running, but no such luck, it was the Black 5 again along with the Class 47 diesel.
Black 5 again, tender first every time I saw it.
Out of service B12 and N2.

Class 37 pulling out of Weybourne.

Weybourne Station.
We all enjoyed a late pizza on Sunday night followed by drinks in the bar, I have to say the facilities at Kelling Heath are very good with restaurant, bars, pizza and pasta bar and coffee shop. The toilet and shower blocks are modern and warm and the site is very well kept. It was not busy or noisy, may be different in season.
Monday dawned sunny and bright, just typical when we had to pack up. After packing the cars Gill and I went picking the abundant blackberries before setting off for home. Good weekend and thanks to those who shared the weekend.

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