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Royal Norfolk County Show with Wendy, Adrian & Derek

We were all looking forward to our annual trip to the Royal Norfolk County Show, and were lucky to have good weather all week. On our way to Norfolk we stopped off for lunch at the historic cathedral city of Ely. Once at our luxurious lodge accommodation near Norwich, we quickly settled in.

We spent two marvellous days at the Royal Norfolk County Show, with so many things to see and do. On our first day we fired bows and arrows, watched fine buggy driving, saw magnificent heavy horses drawing carts and went around the stable yards. There were some very shaggy donkeys, rare bread sheep, pigs, cattle, goats, rabbits and hens. Towards the end of our first day we sat in the stands and watched parades of heavy horses, cattle and the glory of the huntsmen and hounds.

On our second day we headed for the flower and vegetable show. After that we went to the countryside area where we made friends with a giant tortoise called Monty. We watched some very clever ‘Drug Dogs’ and ‘Gun Dogs’ before making our way to the main arena where we watched a very exciting show jumping competition. This was followed by a fast moving horseback display by the Lifeguards.

When not at the Show we also found lots to do. We took a Steam Train from Holt to Sherringham, where we strolled along the front, taking in the sea air, before taking the Steam Train back to Holt. In the club house we enjoyed playing pool and darts. We also took a pleasure boat trip along the Norfolk Broads where we were able to get up close to some wildlife including Swans, ducks and even some Grebes swimming with their young.

We had all enjoyed a great week; with the good weather we were able to enjoy our picnics and BBQ's whilst looking out over the lakes by our apartments.

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