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Norfolk - Boats, Trains & Seaside with Isobel, Donna & Rich

  Norfolk - Boats, Trains & Seaside  


We put our life jackets on and made our way to the dock where we boarded our sailing boat. The water was calm and with the slight breeze we took to the water and enjoyed the relaxing trip around the broads. Some of us took the opportunity to help steer the boat and changed the direction of the sails. The sun was shining and it was perfect for a beautiful trip around the broads!





Some of us went out on the canoes whilst the others went back out on the sailing boat. The group did a fantastic job with the canoeing and had great fun!





At the Bowling Alley we had great fun with some close, high scores and some great strikes with Luke being the overall winner with a fantastic score of 112. 






In Holt we strated our Steam Train journey to Sheringham. We were very excited to board the beautiful train which passed through Weybourne and the most stunning views of the countryside. 







Once we had arrived at Sheringham we walked down through the busy streets with many souvenir shops and boutiques before finding a lovely pub with a beautiful garden where we sat and enjoyed our lunch in the glorious sunshine before continuing our walk down to the sea front. We sat and enjoyed an ice cream




Lake District Activity Centre with Gary & Netty

   Lake District Activity Centre   


We got kitted out in our canoeing equipment and headed to the beautiful Lake Windermere, which is the largest lake in the UK. The sun was shining as we paddled around some of the stunning lake with amazing scenery of mountains and forests.





 We tried our hand at archery and had great fun competing against each other.







Another fun and challenging activity of indoor rock climbing and abseiling. Everyone faced the challenges with bravery and confidence and we all excelled.





We tried the sensory big swing in the sports hall. We all chose a song to be swung around and around to. To finish the day we all tried the zip wire, whizzing down at great speed looking out on spectacular sights of the surrounding area.






 One evening we had great fun doing an arts and crafts class where we painted pictures onto tiles and then made greetings cards to take home. 






After getting kitted up in our caving equipment we went to the Yorkshire Dales to a beautiful cave at Yordas, in the Yorkshire Dales, a huge and unspoilt cave. The cave had a beautiful waterfall with stunning high walls and ceiling. 





 We took out all sort of different bikes and cycled around the beautiful grounds. 






At the tepee we learned how to make a fire and chatted about our wonderful week. We then went for a lovely walk in the woods to spot some wildlife. 






Germany & the Moselle River with Darren, John & Amy

   Germany & the Moselle River   


We visited Manderscheid, a picturesque village with some ruined castles before exploring the lovely chapel which overlooked a lake with a beautifully kept graveyard. Finally, we went to Brocksheid where we saw how they made a variety of bells before driving back through the Piesport vineyards.





We had thee perfect weather for our boat ride on the Mosel River. We got on the boat at Leiwen and had a lovely two hour trip to the small town of Bernkastel.





In Bernkastel we enjoyed a delicious lunch in a lovely cafe and then enjoyed looking at the fabulous gingerbread type buildings in this town. We bought gifts and souvenirs to take home with us. We returned to the boat in the afternoon sun relaxing and enjoying the scenery as we sailed back.





We went to a Wildlife Park which was situated in a vast woodland. We admired the animals and also fed them. There were too many to name, but they included llamas; one with a baby so small and young it had not quite found its legs and tottered like Bambi. There were very tame deer, emus, donkeys, wild boar and goats. 





There were lots of activities in and around the hotel. We had a competitive girls v boys French boule game then a game called Molkke which none of us had played before and to finish we played a Dutch game of Sjoelbak which involves sliding discs down a board into targets to score points. It was great fun! 





Our next excursion was the city of Trier. We leisurely explored the area. and the most fascinating place we visited was the amazing Cathedral and Basilica with incredible stained glass windows.





We took a trip to Saarburg a pretty small town with a waterfall and river running through the middle. There was a waterwheel and the water flow was used for electricity. We explored the streets and shopped for souvenirs before having a delicious ice cream.