Our first trip of the year to Gyford on sea, for a spot of seaside, promenades, reading, relaxing.
A lovely, long holiday courtesy of the Easter and Royal Wedding / Early May Bank Holiday weekends, plus 3 days off work. One of our best holidays at the Gyford caravan, Walton on the Naze.
Blue skies almost every day, and very breezy as we headed towards the Royal Wedding.
Lots of reading, a stroll along the beach to Frinton for a fry up and second hand books, a walk along the Backwaters and the Naze to visit the new coastal defence works and the excellent Naze Tower cafe, and a lot of time at the beach hut. All lovely.
Strolling around the Backwaters
- Pints at The Victory
- Cakes from Lilley’s Bakery and Wright’s the bakers
- Walking further along the edge of Walton Mere boating lake to the marinas and locating the Martello Tower inside the caravan park
- Getting the VIP treatment at Curiosity Garden
Sheltered reading, lunching and snoozing at the beach hut
- Walking from Walton to Frinton, taking photos – beach hut-tastic. A lazy fry up lunch, followed by ice cream. Finding a short cut back
Local beers, courtesy of the Grape & Grain off licence in Frinton
BUT …. the Co op has stopped stocking Nik Naks, and that’s *rubbish*.
PS Here’s what I read on my holidays:
- Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China and the West – Peter Hessler
- One Day – David Nicholls
- Sacred Hearts – Sarah Dunant
- A Question of Blood – Ian Rankin
- The Burning Land – Bernard Cornwell
- In Search of Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared – Christopher Robbins
- About Face – Donna Leon
- Sharpe’s Devil – Bernard Cornwell
- Learning to Talk: Short stories – Hilary Mantel
- Granta: Travel Writing 10
- Tiger Hills – Sarita Mandanna (started in Walton, finished in London)