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7 April 2019: Cromer cliff walkA small lighthouse seen through mist

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It was fairly foggy in Cromer this morning. Our rambling group started this walk outside the Cliftonville Hotel, where we are staying.

It took us past the pier, the old lifeboat house and the lifeboat museum. The building housing the lifeboat museum is also home to the Rocket House Café, where my wife and I and a couple of friends had tea and coffee yesterday afternoon; we can recommend it.

The footpath eventually runs out of tarmac and becomes a climb. The gorse looks particularly magnificent at the moment, although we didn’t get the full benefit of the scent until we got further up.

Just before the Royal Cromer Golf Club we turned inland for a short distance to visit the Cromer Lighthouse. Because of the fog we couldn’t see it until we got very close. The cottage attached to the lighthouse is now available for holiday lets.

At this point we debated whether to stop and have coffee, continue on for a while or go back to the hotel. The consensus was to continue, so we walked along the permissive path that skirts the golf course for about ten minutes before turning round and retracing our steps.