Norfolk and the Beaches.

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.

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   Mr Malc watching a seal play about in the sea.

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   Apart from the odd dog walker we had the beach to ourselves …….

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 ….and walking back the other way the sun came out and never went in again all day …..perfect.

 

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   On to Happisburgh catching a glimpse of the lighthouse as we walked down to the beach……..

 

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       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……

 

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    Mr Malc even found a friend to feed..!!!…..

 

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     The way the sea and wind have shaped and smoothed the wood on the breakers is amazing……

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     ….and the force that is needed from the storms to push these pieces of flint into them must be pretty powerful.

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       Just so beautiful……

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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….

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      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. 

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One of the very cheeky cockerels…..

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…..black swans have inhabited this pond for a couple of century ….

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    …..and the most handsome cockerel and the noisiest…..

   Already looking forward to another seaside trip……now where to next……

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8 responses to “Norfolk and the Beaches.

  1. Now that looks like a blast. We always go to the beach before school gets out and after it is back in session so there aren’t so many people. Except when we want to see the sand castle and then there are thousands and there is no parking and when you try to get away the car can only crawl – it is like one big parking lot. I like the looks of your beach excursion rather than the one I had this week. 🙂

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  2. My pockets are always full of treasure after a walk on the beach, the trouble is I don’t do anything wonderfully creative with them as I am very sure you will be doing very soon!

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    • My pockets were so full on the first beach I decided to take a bag the next time and you should of seen that…no saying I can’t take that it’s too big , it just came home……

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  3. I love North Norfolk. Your beach shots are wonderful. We had a cycling holiday there last September, all the little lanes are heaven for cycling.

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  4. A beautiful beach and that supersmooth timber is amazing, particularly with all those flint pebbles too! Look forward to seeing your project 🙂

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