Sunday, January 17, 2016

Cold in Cromer


 For the first time in what seems like an age, we had blue skies here on the North Norfolk coast (although, maybe we have had more nice days recently but I just hadn't looked out of the window and noticed?). Rather than waste them, I decided to take a walk - the first one since the New Year. I did contemplate going out on Broom, but it's barely above freezing outside, so the wind-chill would have been horrendous.
 Anyway, here's some evidence of blue skyed loveliness:

Cromer pier in the distance


Thataway lies Overstrand

Ah, the moon's out

Beach huts

Approaching Cromer town

I think all the sand has been washed away in the recent storm tides



I didn't notice my little observer when I took this photo

On the horizon lies East Runton


22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful sky! Thank you for taking us on the beach walk. Are there any local seafood specialties?

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    1. Other than the Cromer Crabs (of which there were no remains to be found on the beach today), there's fish & chips. Although, the seagulls are quite partial to chips, too - I saw a flock harrassing a couple on the promenade who were eating fish & chips!

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  2. Lovely picture as always. What a luxury to be so close to the seaside. I have about a hour and half drive to get to one. So for now the lake suit me fine. I love the beach huts...perfect place for a hot toddy.

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    1. It is a luxury, you're right. For many years I just took for granted living by the sea, but now I try and savour it and remind myself how lucky I am.

      The beach huts are also perfect for hot Joshes and hot Kyles, as well as hot Todds!

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  3. Beautiful photos, Mr. DeVice!

    But quit bitching about the weather. The other day it was -29C here...that's -20F for those of you non-metric types.

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    1. Minus 29? Ridiculous! Sounds like witchcraft to me...

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  4. I can almost smell the salt air!

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    1. It's a bit vinegary too what with all the fish & chips!

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  5. That were bird is probably a chum of my St. Ives seagull, who I'm sure you remember from many, many years ago.
    With these blue skies you are spoiling us, Mr Devine.
    Sx

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    1. Just call me Ambassador!

      And I *do* have recollections of a giant Cornish seagull. Several of them, in fact. But maybe I'm also remembering being accosted by them when I visited Cornwall many years ago?

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  6. Damn auto correct.... I wrote WEE bird... a were bird is something different altogether.
    Sx

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    1. A were bird?!? Run away! Run away!

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  7. I agree with everyone. These fotos are awesome! Such beautiful big skies, lovely beachscape, and fun colors on the huts and horizons. Seaside living can be enchanting.

    The bird was a great catch, & you're lucky that it didn't pester you like most annoying seabirds who've gotten lazy & spoiled that instead of hunting for their own food, they hassle humans for handouts. They probably learned that from lazy spoiled humans who probably fed them.

    Here's to hoping for more warm weather. Last weekend, it got down to the 30s F, cold enough for me to close the kitchen window. Now we're back up to 60s F. Thank you, El Nino, for keeping those arctic cold fronts up north--sorry Canada and northern states.

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    1. Yes. Good old El Nino and its cousin the North Atlantic Drift - Both keeping us (relatively) warm during the winter.

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  8. What lovely seaside wanderings once again mr DeVice.
    the bathing boxes remind me of similar ones here... but we have real sand rather than pebbles to hop over...

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    1. I'm hoping our sand comes back in the spring. I'm sure it's just popped south for its holidays.

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  9. Gorgeous pix. I confess, I love Cromer in the winter, not so fond of it in the summer filled with people.

    I've been meaning to ask, how do you stop your broom fronds from freezing if you take it out in this weather? Asking for a friend.

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    1. I'm with you there, Roses. I try to avoid Cromer in the summer for the same reason.

      As for the frozen fronds: shoving a hot-water bottle between the bristles works for short journeys; and taking Car solves the problem when longer trips are required!

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  10. Those pictures aren't real. Admit it, you've photoshopped out all the thrown away nappies, needles, and beer cans, haven't you?

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    1. How very dare you! Not everywhere is like Birmingham, I'll have you know.

      ::breathes sigh of relief that the 'dead bird on the beach' photo wasn't published::

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