AJS Rally 2017 - Swaffham, North Norfolk
2017 and once again it fell upon Pat & Bernard to organize our annual rally, this year based around Swaffham, North Norfolk, with the club staying at the George Hotel.
Saturday morning, started with a 25-mile run through the Norfolk countryside
during which Pat & Bernard set out to prove that Norfolk isn't that flat!!. Our coffee stop this morning was at the Norfolk Lavender Centre in Heacham which as well as providing refreshments gave some of us the opportunity for some retail therapy.
Moving on a further 26 miles passing through Sedgeford, Ringstead, Burnham Market (known locally as Chelsea on Sea), past Holkham Hall (built in 18th century for the 1st Earl of Leicester), through Stiffkey and Morston ending up at Blakeney Quay where we parked up and given that it was a glorious day most of us enjoyed a crab sandwich from the stall on the foreshore.
Sunday was another lovely day, and our run this morning took us through Little and Great Dunham, Beeston, Gressenhall, North Elmham, Guist, Fulmodeston, Barney to the Thursford Collection where we stopped for coffee. Continuing our journey through Gunthorpe, Thornage & Holt, Glandford & Wiveton, Cley next Sea & Salthouse finishing at The Pheasant Hotel, Kelling where we lunched. Whilst some of us went on visit the Muckleburgh Collection in the afternoon, I and some of the other ladies enjoyed a pleasant afternoon in the Pheasant's garden, before returning to Swaffham.
Once again, a really enjoyable weekend having fun in the old cars, no breakdowns this year if I recall correctly, and catching up with not so old friends