Last week Katie and I rented a cottage in Burnham Market, close to the north Nofolk coast. We thought we’d take the opportunity to get away before I start my next chemotherapy course this coming Friday. Katie’s brother and sister in law joined us for the first few days of our stay and we had a very pleasant time.
It snowed on the Saturday night and we awoke on the Sunday
to drifts up to a foot deep in places. Despite the weather we managed to do
quite a bit of bird watching the highlight of which was seeing a magnificent
barn owl hunting along an overgrown bank in a car park at Snettisham RSPB
reserve. As we were in the car the owl was unbothered by our presence and came
within a few metres of where we were sat. My camera was, of course, in the boot
and I couldn’t retrieve it for fear of scaring the owl away so I missed a
glorious opportunity to get some shots of this beautiful bird! Apart from the
bird watching we had some very good food and a little of the excellent local
real ale; I recommend Woodforde’s Wherry and Humpty Dumpty’s Little Sharpie
very highly if you are ever in that area.