This part of the country began to feature in my life increasingly in the 1990s as our young family sought vacations to our most accessible coastline. We were able to stay for some years at a fellow artists cottage in Blakeney. I have since visited most years and enjoyed exploring the many delightful coastal settlements, with their curious arrangement of inland quays, broadwalks and staithes. The architecture in this area often hints at trading connections with the continent, with Dutch gables, pantiles and windmills. Whilst between villages and the coast are mudflats, with broad stretches of land reclaimed from the sea and wide open skyscapes.
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Blakeney & Cley: