1st camping trip to Norfolk

I am aware that I have not done a blog for a long time and I want to get back on it! The August Bank holiday weekend brought the UK sunny days and an excuse for Adam and I to get away on our motorbikes ๐Ÿ™‚ We decided to camp locally in Snettisham by the North Norfolk coast. We set off Saturday morning for the 1.5hour ride to our destination. Adam use to camp when he was younger, so he organised our gear for us… otherwise if I was in charge our kit would be so heavy we wouldn’t be able to move. On my pillion seat I had a waterproof bag with sleeping bags and roll mats inside. The bag was strapped down to various parts of the bike with a couple of bungee ropes. I then had a small sized rucksack on my back, ready to go. Well, I was not prepared for he next part…..I sat on the bike and the bag on the my pillion seat was pushing into my back, making me lean ever more forward than usual. Shit. How do I ride like this I thought? ๐Ÿค”Adam suggested that I make the straps of my rucksack tighter, it felt better but I then had the straps digging into my armpits! ๐Ÿ™„ I think the key message here is buy proper gear- something I’m now looking into!

We finally arrived on site and set up our small 3 man tent (more like 2 person).

Once our tent was set up we decided it was time to get on our machines and head for the coast for some fish and chips ๐Ÿ‘Œ On our return we got some cider and cookies to enjoy whilst watching the sunset at camp (and take some gorgeous photos of the bikes ๐Ÿ˜‡).

The following morning we set of for Wells-next-sea, for a fry up of course! It was lush and the small town was rammed of people enjoying their bank hols. Was great to people watch.

Our next stop was at Wiverton Hall which is about 40 mins on the coast road – the road is many 30-50mph with lots of bendy roads, small villages and pretty scenery. The cafe was busy so we just had a drink and lay in the sun before heading back to camp. By the way, I’m not being boring and drinking water!

That evening we went to the local pub in Snettisham (The Rose & Crown) for a drink and ordered a burger with chips to take back to camp ๐Ÿ™‚ A very nice weekend indeed and I look forward to the next camping trip on the bikes…. need to get some proper gear for the bike though! If anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Riding ๐Ÿ˜Ž


4 thoughts on “1st camping trip to Norfolk”

  1. I laughed about the water drinking and being boring ๐Ÿ˜‰ When I ride my own, I never ever drink. When I am a passenger, I have been known to drink a little bit. When in Italy I most certainly drank quite a bit while on pillion one day ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you both enjoyed the holiday!


      1. Hi! We flew into Rome and rented an apartment that had a community bathroom on the same floor. It was kind of like a BnB but seemed more like a college dorm. We were in Rome for Easter, then rented a car and went to Pisa and to the beach stayed a night in a proper bnb at someoneโ€™s home, then to Tuscany where we rented motorcycle (an old Honda Hornet) and rode throughout the hills there. We stayed the night in a sort of resort type place, each room had its own bathroom, toilet, etc. We then took the car to Venice, well we parked outside of Venice and took the ferry over, and stayed there a night in a very gilded hotel, everything was rich burgundy velvet and gold colored paint. We saw an opera in Venice that was actually performed in each room for each act, so you would move with the actors, not watch them on a central stage. She actually broke a glass with her voiceโ€”right in front of me! Then we went back to Rome again and returned the car and stayed one more night in the same apartment/dorm room. We would definitely do it again! It was amazing there : )


  2. BTW I didn’t want to waste the bottle of wine we purchased for lunch (we didn’t have a backpack) I drank as much as I could. When I was leaning with him into the turns, I almost fell off haha. He raced professionally for 23 years so being on the back passing Ducatis in Tuscany on a crappy Hornet with a dented tank while “hammered” on the back was quite the experience. I never knew one could “back in” a Hornet, but alas, one can. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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