Have you ever felt like you don’t belong to this world? That time goes too fast?! That people are not who you thought they were? Have you ever woke up and had the feeling you want to run away, far from your worries, your troubles and your anguish?!
The only place, I believe, that is free of these is eternity. God promises us a place like that. But what do we do until then? Where do we escape?!
Norfolk does have it all
Norfolk County, the east side of England is abundant in unspoiled nature. Begging at every corner to be admired, asking for your attention. Sandy beaches, woodlands, beautiful houses and gardens, it’s up to you to decide.
As soon as you are getting closer to Fakenham, allow yourself to go in “relax mode”. Yes, you heard me, leave the hustle and bustle of the modern life behind and enjoy this gorgeous woodland area. This place is home to amazing wildlife. We were lucky enough to spot many a deer and these two baby deer having lunch along a stream. No matter where you look, there’s something to catch the corner of your eye. Many species of trees mixed all together makes the view even more surreal.
It’s not summer, still a bit chilly, so we haven’t stopped to explore this area like we wanted to.
It’s still that time of the year where the old, scruffy and jealous Mrs Winter argues with shy Miss Spring, trying to persuade her to cover her natural beauty.
Blakeney National Nature Reserve
Therefore, we decided to visit Blakeney National Nature Reserve, to see the grey seals in their natural habitat.
We first stopped at Morston Quay, here we got our boat trip tickets from a very welcoming tourist point. They also serve coffee/tea and other refreshments here, which is nice.
From this gorgeous harbour, you can start adventurous coastal walks with your family. Admire the vastness of the landscape and fall in love with this beautiful little place in our world. You definitely need some wellies, not necessarily for you but at least for the little ones. You don’t want to ruin their pleasure of jumping in puddles, left behind by the low tide.
The Beans Boat Trips, the ones we navigate with are really organised and very kind to reveal the story of Blakeney, proved to be an important port between the 15th-16th century. As we start our journey, we spot lots of different birds, this place being famous for having rare birds as it’s acting like a magnet. That’s why it wouldn’t be bad having some binoculars. It is also a heaven for people in love with photography. Blakeney Point Photos
Common and grey seals are living in these waters. Though they look quite clumsy on the sand, they are very good swimmers. Depending on the low or high tide, they got to move so they can reach deep water whenever it’s needed.
Isn’t it wonderful how pure nature makes you contemplate what life is about?
What are your favourite places to escape? What about your oasis of tranquility? I hope you enjoy travelling with me, even if it’s only through my articles.
As a little surprise for the fans of Homeland series, I’ve posted a picture with Damian Lewis. If you’re familiar with the show, it was actually Nicholas Brody who was in the boat with us today. I’m sorry, I was too shy to ask for a better photo so I kind of stole that photo from him. Besides that, he looked like he was enjoying some quality time with his beautiful family. It was nice to see him. He left me with a good impression being so modest and well, normal. Well done Damian! Continue to be an example for other actors that go crazy after getting famous.
As I am looking forward to our new adventure, my mind is filled with silence. The silence of the wilderness.