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Blakeney #18


I’ve seen it all! You’ve probably gathered that North Norfolk is a haven for dogs and their owners. Dogs I tolerate, but some dog owners I don’t.

Strolling along the straight path seawards from Wells-next-the-Sea harbour, we were overhauled by lots of eager mutts taking owners for a walk. We had no such pressure, we were strolling.

There were also young couples with babies in pushchairs. Now I like babies, always turning to take a peek at the little chaps. Imagine my horror when the baby in the green pushchair turned out to be a bloody dog!

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    Drew Martyn over 3 years ago

    This seems to be becoming a trend in jolly old Blighty now, where once it was restricted to those Californian ladies who lunch with more make-up than sense. Shame. I'd honestly prefer to see a boisterous or even badly trained dog on four legs than a subervient pampered pooch on wheels!
    And now my rant is over I'll say these drabbles are superbly evocative Neville, as someone who's never been to that part of the world it conjurs up wonderful images and the atmosphere of the places.

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    Neville Hunt over 3 years ago

    Thanks very much Drew. It’s a lovely part of the world and remarkably just two hoursish from London and Home Counties North. It’s mostly pretty classy (I.e. non-grocklish) and today we even re-evaluated Wells after we had gone to visit a (free) art exhibition in The Maltings, a wonderful space, gifted by the Lottery Fund and various other benefactors... and I bought a couple more partridge for a derisory three quid. Next meal sorted! Try a break here, lots of two person places or the one we’re in extends to 8 people if you take the cottage next door. We’re loving it! 💑

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    Drew Martyn over 3 years ago

    I've actually looked closely at Wells-next-the-Sea over the last year or so - mainly because it came up in a search results list for Wells, Somerset. It really does look lovely there and is very tempting. :)

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