Summer in Norwich

Hello!

I have a huge amount of photos that I was planning to put on my blog, so today I am going to try to make a selection and put them online, in several blogs or it will become one HUGE blog ;)

But first of all I want to share some good news with you: it is now sure that I will be going to Antarctica next year!! The research cruise will be from February 1-12, but we might spend a week in Rothera (Antarctic base) before boarding the ship, and we will stay for a couple of days on the Falkland Islands before coming back. Patama is going as well, and we decided to leave earlier and spend some weeks in South America. For now the plan is: the Inca Trail in Peru, Lake Titicaca in Peru and then Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. This plan might change, but it’s all very exciting!! I am planning to buy a trekkers tent soon, so that we can train this Summer. We have both never did any backpacking with camping gear… so we better get some experience before going!

My sister and her boyfriend were here for a couple of days. They took perfect weather with them, summer in Norwich! Good, because they were camping in my backyard!! It was really nice, we had dinner in the garden every day and we made some nice trips. On Saturday I showed them Norwich ‘downtown’, we mostly bought summer clothes for me hehe. On Sunday we went to Cromer by car. We walked on the beach for a while, and at some point I heard someone calling my name, it was Patama! That was funny :) We followed the coast for a while, until it started to rain a bit and my sister was falling asleep in the back of the car. So we went to Fakenham, had a really nice lunch there and drove back to Norwich. Such a nice day!

Laura & Robbert Laura & Robbert

Camping in the backyard!

Laura & Robbert Laura & Robbert

Laura & Robbert Laura & Robbert

Laura & Robbert in Cromer on the beach, and on the pier.

I had to go back to work on Monday, but they went to London for the day. On Tuesday they saw the campus and went biking in Norwich. Unfortunately they missed the boat when going back on Wednesday and had to wait a whole day!! I don’t know what it is with my sister, last year after visiting me in Toulouse she missed a plane and had to stay overnight in London…

That’s all for now, I will put more photos online later today. The weather has been really sunny for a week now and I am really enjoying it :)

Bye!

Hanneke

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