Posted: 15/11/2015 at 15:21
Hello folks We're back. Jolly blowy at Cromer but as the wind was off the land and the tide was going out there were no big breakers so no surfing. There were several largish boats making the most of calmer water in the lee of the cliffs as they travelled up and down the coast. We had a bracing walk along the prom and then went to No. 1 Café.
We didn't have cod & chips, nor plaice, haddock or rock eel. I nearly chose skate (or at least a related ray), but in the end we both had lobster and chips!!!
Half a good sized and very tasty hot lobster each, dripping with garlic butter, a proper chunky chips and a really lovely rocket salad with shavings of pickled turnip, pale pink beetroot, cucumber and carrot with a wonderful dressing. A white wine spritzer to wash it all down with - and a table by the window so we could watch the seagulls performing aerial acrobatics in the wind and a family of cormorant travelling southwards, just skimming the surface of the water.
There's a lot to be said for eating at a fish & chip café owned by Galton Blakiston.
After our lunch we strolled around the town while town councillors and others struggled in the wind with long ladders and coiled lengths of electric cabling as they put up the town's Christmas lights, and we gazed at shop windows full of windmills, sticks of rock and sensible vests - we bought some crumpets and raisin bread to toast for tea - and now we're home and the heating's on.
It's been a lovely day