I walked this, the 16th stage of my Grand Norfolk Hike, in early August 2013.
I picked up the Angles Way long-distance footpath just outside Bungay.
I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours walking through cool green corridors and alongside summer fields of wheat, standing golden in the sunlight, ready for harvest.
I followed the river for ten miles, passing many boats.
I met two other hikers coming from the other direction, they were looking forward to a pint in Beccles. Other than that the path was empty of other walkers though there were many anglers present. At one point, not far from Lowestoft, I stopped for a quick nap on the path. I slept for half an hour or so, I don’t think anyone passed by.
Finally I reached the suburbs of Lowestoft and found an off-licence where I could buy a can of cold beer. I had been greatly looking forward to sitting on Lowestoft beach and chugging down a lager.
A passing person kindly took my photo.
I took my shoes off and walked on down to the sea. I had arrived! I had walked from my home to the sea and could go no further! It felt like an important moment, profound and with meaning. I had a big smile on my face as I paddled along the seashore.
I sat on the beach and drank my beer…
…and all was well with the world.