A Trip To Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth is a traditional seaside resort on the East Coast in Norfolk. Always popular, it is unashamedly ‘down-market’.

(The photos are large files, so please click on them for detail)

But it does have a long seafront, a nice old pier, and a big sandy beach.

In late 2011, before we lived here permanently, and before we got Ollie, we went for a day trip with Julie’s identical twin daughters, and their dog, Baxter.

Julie with one twin.

And with her sister.

Baxter is a Mastiff cross, and enjoyed playing on the beach.

Sadly, he now has cancer, and his prognosis is not good.

We didn’t go on the Carousel, but I love the old style of such rides.

And on the pier, I insisted Julie pose for photos in the reproduction Victorian cutouts.

Baxter is still holding his own, despite the diagnosis. He is a great dog.

50 thoughts on “A Trip To Yarmouth

  1. Hi everyone my name is Emma and I am one of the twins! πŸ™‚ Thank you all for the lovely comments, who knew just 4 days after Pete publishing this blog Baxter sadly passed. He was such a beautiful dog, well trained to point i could walk him anywhere off the lead, he waited for my every command, a true companion. He passed gracefully in i hope not pain or fear with me as always by my side and in my arms. We did all can, we chose not to treat and give him the best unknown time he had left, i got 4 months. And left feeling broken but i know i need to take a leaf out of Baxters book fight back and be strong. Thank you to pete for writing this and the following blog. Memories to be cherished

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. We had only been married for two years when these were taken, and she has since stopped dyeing her hair, and gone gracefully grey. πŸ™‚
      (But she is over nine years younger than me.)
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Oh this is a lovely post, though sad because Baxter has an impending ending. I hope that’s a long way away. Julie and her daughters look heaps of fun, what a great family you ended up with! Also I got you a postcard from Florence, with a stamp, but couldn’t find the ‘right’ postbox so will send it from England! 🀣

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  3. How lovely to see Julie. I’ve never seen a photo of her before. Her daughters look very like her. I always loved riding on the horse carousel. Probably because it wasn’t scary like some of the other fairground rides.

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    1. Julie has been in quite a few photos over the years, Mary. You must have missed them. She doesn’t dye her hair any longer, so it’s white.
      Three of her four children have copper/ginger hair. She was auburn, as a younger woman.
      (Thanks for your lovely postcard, by the way)
      Best wishes, Pete.

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