Sunday morning began grey, windy and a little wet, with just the odd bit of fine rain heading our way. I got out of bed,ventured out of the tent and went to make the first cuppa of the day. Surveying the weather forecast, it was obvious that it wouldn’t be a sunbathing day and that it would be a day, during which we’d have to find ways of entertaining ourselves. We had breakfast, had a shower then jumped in the van and headed out. Ginny struggling with her bad back, mentioned to me that she wanted a new chair to use while we were on camping trips. At the same time we also reckoned that a new barbecue was in order,after it took us over an hour to light a disposable barbecue from that shop that says “Every Little Helps”
I’d previously bought a couple of magazines to read one of these being “Camping” and it was convenient to see mentioned in it,that there was a “Camping Superstore” within a fifteen mile radius of Broadlands. Norwich Camping and Leisure is on the Yarmouth Road in Blofield and it has a full range of everything you could ever want on a camping trip. http://www.norwichcamping.co.uk/
We wandered around for around an hour before settling on the three things we were going to buy. They were a Coleman Sundome,a Sunnflair barrel barbecue and a green Norcamp relaxer chair. After paying, then admiring the big rocking chair by there entrance we headed back towards Broadlands. On the way back the weather turned and before to long the heavy rain of epic proportions had returned.
Flash flooding occurred on major and minor roads in the area even so as we pulled off the A14 our thoughts turned to food. We drove around looking for a nice pub for lunch the problem was that the rain was coming down so hard it was difficult making out the road let alone the pubs. We ended up going to the Marsh Harrier just outside Norwich and got drenched just running inside.
After Roast Beef and all the trimmings,we headed back to Broadlands as the last of the heavy rain departed. We then spent the rest of the afternoon sitting around in the covered pool relaxation area reading ,under the very welcome sunshine and out of the gale force winds.