Piet Brijs - Trips to England (part four)

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In september 2006 we stayed a week in Long Sutton for a family visit.
The weather wasn't too bad for the end of September.
We visited Long Sutton and made some trips in the neighbourhood.

We came back in March 2007 to celebrate Linda's birthday.
In October 2007 we stayed a week in Long Sutton.
We travelled via Dunkerque in France and Dover.
It was cold but a lot of sunshine, so the weather was excellent for October.

In October 2008, during the schoolholidays, we stayed a week in Long Sutton. So we did in 2009, 2010 and 2012
In March 2009 it's was birthday time again, Linda's sixth birthday.
And Linda's 7th birthday in 2010. And Linda's 9th birthday in 2012.


Picture 1

Wisbech
The church of St Peter & St Paul.
Norman in origin. Traditionally it is said to have been founded in the year 1111 however the evidence tends to suggest a slightly later date, possibly somewhere around 1150. The church sat on a spit of land, sandwiched between the river estuary (the town was then on the southern edge of the Wash) and the Norman castle moat.

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Date: 13-09-2006       top of the page       navigation bar
Wisbech (13-09-2006)

Picture 2

Long Sutton
The Butterfly&Wildlifepark in Long Sutton(Lincolnshire). In the Tropical House you can see hundreds of colourful butterflies flying around you.

Ideopis Lueconoe butterfly

Date: 16-09-2006

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Long Sutton (16-09-2006)

Picture 3

Sutton bridge
The Cross Keys Bridge over the river Nene in SuttonBridge(Lincolnshire).

Date: 12-09-2006

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Sutton Bridge(12-09-2006)

Picture 4


Humber bridge


This time we sailed from Rotterdam-Europoort to Hull.
Nice trip, beautiful weather. Arrival in the morning with a beautiful sunrise over the Humber.
Nice ride to Long Sutton.



Date: 16-03-2007

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Humber bridge(16-03-2007)

Picture 5


Butterfly & Wildlifepark in Long Sutton.


If you are in the neighbourhood, you should visit this park. Lots of butterflies, a flightshow, more animals outside and a playing ground.




Date: 19-03-2007

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Butterfly park(18-03-2007)

Picture 6


Butterfly & Wildlifepark in Long Sutton.


The falcon eating the reward of a good flightshow.




Date: 19-03-2007

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Butterfly park(18-03-2007)

Picture 7





We left the bad weather in France when we left for Dover (Kent) in England.
The rainy clouds were replaced by a blue sky the more we left the shore of France behind us.




Date: 19-10-2007

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Crossing the Channel from Dunkerque to Dover (GB) 19-10-2007)

Picture 8





Of course you can't miss them, shining in the sun, the white cliffs of Dover.




Date: 19-10-2007

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White cliffs of Dover (UK) 19-10-2007)

Picture 9





Walking around in the forest around Sandringham in Norfolk (UK).
The late afternoon sun makes long shadows between the large trees.



Date: 23-10-2007

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Sandringham forest, Norfok (UK) 23-10-2007)

Picture 10





Another picture of the forest.
Tried to catch the sun on the yellow leaves of the tree.



Date: 23-10-2007

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Sandringham forest, Norfok (UK) 23-10-2007)

Picture 11 and 12





When we are in Long Sutton a visit to the Butterfly and wildlife park is always one of the things to do. Still a lot of beautiful butterflies flying around.




Date: 08-11-2008

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Butterfly and wildlife park 26-10-2008)

Butterfly and wildlife park 26-10-2008)

Picture 13, 14 and 15

The Snettishampark , between King's Lynn and Hunstanton, is a farm with the usual cattle but also a large deerfarm. A 45 minute safari shows you the farmland with flocks of sheep and deers. The tour brings you between the animals and you have a change to hand feet them. Of course the deers are used to that, so they surround the trailer when you arrive.
Very nice country side to walk.
The farm it self shows you a variaty of animals, including a very cocky lama.
You can buy foot to feed the animals. Kind of a large children's farm. Our granddaughter loves it.



Date: 08-11-2008
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Snettisham farmpark 29-10-2008
Snettisham farmpark 29-10-2008
Snettisham farmpark 29-10-2008

Picture 16

The church St Mary's in Snettisham goes all the way back to the fourteenth century. The spire is about 172 feet and is one of the tallest in Norfolk



Date: 08-11-2008
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Snettisham St Mary's 29-10-2008

Picture 17

Leaving the harbour of Dover



Date: 08-11-2008
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Harbour of Dover 29-10-2008

Picture 18





Sunrise in Long Sutton




Date: 09-03-2009

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Sunrise in Long Sutton 09-03-2009)


Picture 19





Butterfly & Wildlifepark in Long Sutton
The very remarkable clearwing butterfly (greta oto)



Date: 02-11-2009

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Clearwing butterfly 02-11-2009)


Picture 20





Sandringham
The late afternoon sun shining through the trees of the forest



Date: 02-11-2009

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Sandringham 02-11-2009)


Picture 21





The Churchfarm rare breeds centre (farmpark) in Stow Bardolph has a lot animals. You can come very close to most of the animals. A very large play ground is part of the park.
Very impressive tree in the park under an interesting sky.


Date: 14-03-2010

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Churchfarm Stow Bardolph14-03-2010)


Picture 22





Stow Bardolph
The church nearby the farmpark



Date: 14-03-2010

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Church stow bardolph 14-03-2010)


Picture 23,24 and 25





Long Sutton
Of course we visited the Butterfly & Wildlife park in Long Sutton.
Recently we learned that the park will be closed after the 2012 season.
In the pictures the large atlas moth and the Harris Hawk during the flight show.



Date: 24-10-2011

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Atlas Moth 24-10-2011)

Harris hawk 24-10-2011)

Harris hawk 24-10-2011)

Picture 26 and 27





Hunstanton
This spring we went to Hunstanton
We visited the Hunstanton Sealife Sanctuary and walked along the beach.



Date: 03-03-2011

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Jelly fish 03-03-2012)

Hunstanton beach 03-03-2012)

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