We have just returned from having a lovely few days away in Norfolk. I think I have said this before but I adore walking along deserted beaches. After stopping in a really convenient family run hotel, we started out early on Monday morning making our way to Sea Pallings. We visited this beach and Happisburgh last September, but we had to do them again. We were not disappointed.
Mr Malc watching a seal play about in the sea.
Apart from the odd dog walker we had the beach to ourselves …….
….and walking back the other way the sun came out and never went in again all day …..perfect.
On to Happisburgh catching a glimpse of the lighthouse as we walked down to the beach……..
Here the beach is more pebbly, giving me a chance to find nice bits of bleached wood, sea worn glass and beautiful ( to me anyway ) pieces of sea worn metal and brick……
Mr Malc even found a friend to feed..!!!…..
The way the sea and wind have shaped and smoothed the wood on the breakers is amazing……
….and the force that is needed from the storms to push these pieces of flint into them must be pretty powerful.
Just so beautiful……
Along the sandy cliff, birds were squealing above our heads, flying in and out of the nests feeding their young.You can just make out the rows of nest holes, and this was only a small section….
Again the beach was virtually deserted and there were rich pickings for me.
I now have a list of projects that I want to make with all my beach treasures ……..watch this space…….
Back at our hotel we went around to the medieval duck pond that is looked after by the hotel owners. They have many rare breeds of wildfowl along with some really handsome cockerels and hens.
One of the very cheeky cockerels…..
…..black swans have inhabited this pond for a couple of century ….
…..and the most handsome cockerel and the noisiest…..
Already looking forward to another seaside trip……now where to next……