Cley to Glandford, March 28th 2017
A wonderful walk, starting with slightly grey mist but finishing in bright sunlight.
Huge difference in colour since the first walk – Spring is ‘busting out all over’! Only 12 days difference.
Calm, birdsong, smells – sewage farm, cigarette smoke of a walker, two bonfires burning
Why can’t I identify the different birdsongs? – Changed as we walked through different habitats
Bright green buds breaking through
Huge growth in the verges
The ford! So much deeper that expected, 4 x 4s only even though is has been dry.
Still no lambs
Crops growing through in cultivated fields – very green again
Difference in tone between evergreen and deciduous trees
Beautiful setting for the church on higher ground
Estate village (and the church) restored or built in the 19th century with traditional brick, flint and pantiles. Very Norfolk vernacular!
Still daffodils out but now also daisies, dandelions, periwinkles and stray greater periwinkles.
Church a 19th century gem. Heard the bells – they ring tunes at 9,12, 3 and 6 everyday!
Carving of self-portraits of the two carvers for the restoration very subtly placed on pews at the back of the church, easily missed
Faces of the painted figures and the glorious red
The Dutch style chandeliers, still with candles, that reminded me of van Eyck’s Arnolfini double portrait.