Distance: 6.9 miles
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
I raced up the A12 after work and was walking by six o'clock: along the prom from the pier, past the Youth Hostel where I'd parked and on towards the open coast.
I anticipated more of what I'd already seen in Norfolk: wide sweeping beaches, driftwood and maybe a caravan park. What I didn't expect to find was Las Vegas.
The village was called California, but its long road of neon hinted at a desert town further to the east. I arrived at dusk when the noise, sound and smell of the amusement arcades carry the furthest.
Bemused, I continued north to Hemsby only to find more of the same. Toto, I don't think we're in Suffolk any more.
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