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Day 3 / Norfolk Walk for Joe

Day 3 / Norfolk Walk for Joe

Day 3: Wells-next-the-Sea to Salthouse, 14 miles, 5hrs 45 mins

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First, an egg hunt of course. Copious amounts of chocolate eaten by the smallest, boiled eggs with bunny cosies for Zillah and I. Rain forecast for this afternoon so a quick lunch packed, chocolate stashed in backpacks, numbers of layers needed discussed.
Wells-next-the-sea at 9am on an Easter Sunday is lovely and quiet, we pull up and park right on the sea front, sun shining, a bit nippier. Zillah sets the pace as she doesn't want to be caught in the rain later, they are gone before I know it!
My morning coffee is from Grey Seal, right on the quay front. Great coffee.
Today no jobs for me! I have time to nip up the High Street to BTOI, a bright and refreshing shop where you always find something good, today it's washi tape and some gifts for the end of the walk. They are a secret!
Yesterday on Blakeney Quay whilst crabbing we, Zillah, got chatting to some fellow crabbers. They hadn't caught a single one so the kids donated one of our 'gillys' to their bucket. We had already been gifted our crabs by clearly more skilled/lucky fishermen than us! So, Zillah explains that they are walking all the way to Cromer, fundraising for Sands. The family take details of our Just Giving page and I see today they have very generously donated £20. Isn't that amazing?
2pm and I set off to collect them from Salthouse. There is a very long and exposed shingle bank which stretches for several miles from Cley. They call me to make sure I am there. Then, across the shingle expanse I see them; Fenn falling down the bank, Paul trudging, I can see his scowl from where I am and Zillah, she breaks into a run! It turns out there has been much disapproval of the shingle, some swearing even!
Reports for the day;
Dogs counted: 74
Two Kestrels
Loads of Geese
A Nightingale
A Pied Wagtail
One hare running through the marsh at Stiffkey
One weird pipe
Roast chicken in the oven, three exhausted walkers planning a stagger to the pub.
Another 10 miles tomorrow, goodnight.

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