North Norfolk | 羅福

Norfolk in spring; an infinitive land of dazzling yellow mustard flowers. And summer boasting fields of soft green barley and wheat. But when asked my favourite attraction in Norfolk – I will not hesitate to tell you about the windmills scattered around the farmlands.

Norfolk is a very broad plain surrounded by the sea. A well-developed agricultural land with many streams flowing between the fields.

Most of the lands are originally wetlands and were pumped dry by water pumps. The farms now use electricity to pump water, leaving the old mills either in ruins, waiting for maintenance or remodelling into a special small house. It is not difficult to find traces of the mills when you drive through the countryside. It’s reminiscent of a fairytale world when imagining how the mill’s sails wheeled in the past.

Norfolk is the home of the mill.

春天的羅福,阡陌燿眼芥棘黃花。夏天的羅福,畝畝綠悠谷麥禾田。但羅福最吸引我的,是隨處可以看到散佈在田野間的風車。

羅福是一幅阡陌縱橫,被大海包圍著的平原,農業非常發達,田野間流澗著不少湖泊。耕地多是濕泥,靠風車把水抽出大海。現在農莊都用了電力去抽水,投閒置散的風車,有頹廢了倒下來的,半倒半立的,等著維修的,又或是給改建成為特式小房子的… 在羅福郡郊野沿途鴐駛,風車的蹤影,隨處可尋。令人聯想到,往日風車在輪轉時,那如童話般的情景。

羅福郡,真是風車的故鄕。

Note: Many of the windmills seen in Norfolk were originally water pumps, as they were used to pump water and not mill corn.
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Pass the time in great halls
Old hall preserved by the National Trust開放給遊客參觀的豪門大宅
Broads and their windmills
Old mill being restored at Horsey 正待維修的風車
Relaxing coastlines and beaches
Sheringham Beach, many visitors relaxingly sitting by the sea, enjoying sunbath 許多遊客輕鬆地坐在海邊,享受日光浴
Rediscover hidden villages
Rural life 廣闊的田園

 

 

Great Halls to conquer
Blickling Hall
Felbrigg Hall

Windmills and Broads
Horsey Mere
Thurne

Amazing coastlines
Blakeney

Villages to explore
Norfolk village signs
Holt

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