The quay at Blakeney, Norfolk

Day 34 to Wells-next-the-Sea

I stayed at Jill Tibbetts’ house until lunchtime. The reason for delaying my departure was that Jill had very kindly let me use her landline for an interview with BBC Radio Sussex at 11:40 as mobile reception in the area is a bit dodgy.

I caught up on some of my admin while waiting for the radio guys to call, then did the interview pretty much dead-on 11:40. I think it went okay. My friend and comrade-in-arms Jean Clark has posted a link to the interview which I will put on my timeline as soon as I finish writing this update.

So I started walking late and targeted myself for a half-day’s march on about 12 miles to Wells-next-the-Sea. I was going to take the bus back to Salthouse where I left off the day before but Jill’s mum very kindly gave me a lift, which saved me time, hassle and bus fares.

The ensuing walk to Wells was unremarkable, except that it wasn’t!t windy, which makes a pleasant change. I took the coast road from Cley to Blakeney and then the main coast road the rest of the way. Every village in this area seems to be picture-postcard pretty and I kind of regretted taking the main highway because I was too busy watching out for cars to truly appreciate the scenery.

When I was passing through Stiffkey, I got a call from Meridian FM, a radio station based in Sussex, to arrange to do an on-the-road slot by mobile phone the following day (Thursday). Hopefully this will happen Thursday at around 1 pm if I can get a signal and hunker down in a quiet spot.

I reached Wells by about 6:30 pm and am enjoying the hospitality of the Armeria Luxury B and B on Warnham Road. Now this really is a luxury B and B, a very pleasant place where the owners seem to have thought of everything to make their guests comfortable.

I really would like to thank Kelly Dougal, who co-owns the Armeria with her husband Scott, for her kindness, warmth and support – and for even making me a sandwich!

The stay at the Armeria was very pleasant and comfortable and enabled me to re-charge my batteries for a full day of walking in Day 35.

Here is the Armeria’s website, which I strongly recommend you visit: www.armeria-wells.co.uk

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