Monday, February 01, 2016

Weekend Walkies

 
Just some twisted old stumps on Northrepps Road
 I didn't plan on posting another Norfolk Walks post immediately after the last one, but as Saturday was (mostly) bright and sunny, if a tad cold, and I had the afternoon free, I set out on what I thought was going to be just a quick walk around the woods behind Castlette DeVice.
 However, as it took me a while to warm up, I kept telling myself: "Just a little further", and "Well, I'll just walk into Northrepps village", and "I might as well walk up Hungry Hill a bit now that I'm here", etc. etc...
 Anyway, before I knew it, I'd walked bleedin' miles!

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An enormous bull (although it looks tiny in this photo) in his field off the Paston Way path on Hungry Hill

The smaller of the two Shrieking Pits leading down from Hungry Hill to Frogshall

The larger Shrieking Pit

The Furyhill Plantation at Frogshall

A portal within the Furyhill Plantation (I'll probably expand on this in a later post)

Someone "waz ere" in 1947. The illustration/carving above looks quite alien - Maybe something stopped here on the way to Roswell?

Moo! Cows in a field off Craft Lane


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 And on Sunday, Inexcuseable and her husband dragged me off to Trimingham beach for another walk. This time the weather wasn't as nice - it was spitting with rain, somewhat - but it was less cold (I was going to say warmer, but that didn't feel right as it was still cold).

Looking west towards Sidestrand and Overstrand on Trimingham's east beach

Inexcuseable and her husband looking at the slumping cliffs

Looking east towards Mundesley

Some peculiar object embedded in the beach (the white stuff is seagull crap)

Seagulls

Imported rock (possibly from Norway) forms part of the cliff's sea defences

Close-up. Reminds me of Jupiter

More rock

Water draining through the sand looks like a satellite photo of a river tributary system


20 comments:

  1. Lovely photos again... you do cover a lot of ground with all your walking. I love the shrieking pools, where they named after all the "witch dunking" that went on back in the day?

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    1. Thank you, PRincess. It does help having long legs...
      As for the Shrieking Pits; no, it wasn't witch dunking (this time) that gave them their name. Some silly girl fell in love with a feckless married man from Roughton (a few miles away) and threw herself in the pool when the villagers forced him to stay with his wife. Or something.

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  2. Lovely little outing.Thank you.I LOVE those stripey rocks. And don't those pits look extra spooky in winter!

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    1. And thank you, too, Dinah. The pits are pretty spooky - I had to keep reminding myself what I was so I didn't get spooked out!

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  3. if only i could've lived in the UK.

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    1. If you do emigrate, make sure to find yourself a spot where it doesn't rain constantly, isn't prone to flooding, doesn't get cut off when a few snowflakes fall, doesn't have a nanny problem when the wind changes, isn't surrounded by chavs, has a decent bowler hat shop, and isn't a tourist destination.
      I think there may be half an acre available in the whole country that meets these points. Shall I reserve it for you?

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  4. I just love these Walkies!

    Do be careful of those cows; they may be up to something!

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    1. Murderous cows. I count myself lucky that the bull was looking the other way as I passed, and the cows were behind a nice, thick hedge!

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  5. You do seem to live way out in the county? I really love these posts. And I agree with Norma. Are you taking boarders?

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    1. I do count myself fortunate to live where I do: Just inside the Parish of Cromer, right on the cusp of the borders to the Parishes of Northrepps and Overstrand. We have the sea to the north and the countryside to the south. It really is quite lovely!

      Castlette DeVice is a little bijou so, unless you don't mind sharing with Cedplop, you may have to wait until we build a new wing or move!

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  6. Clearly, the object in the sand is a piece of a UFO that ran out of fuel there in 1947. It was probably attracted to the area by all those cows. The aliens need the methane to power their transwarp engine drives. It's natural, environmentally sound, & cows provide it for free.

    It also explains alien abductees claims of anal probing. Probably some ne'er-do-well drunk up to mischief tried to tip over a cow but got sucked up into the spaceship along with cow; & then most likely started shrieking when the machine started probing for methane. Upon realizing the mistake, the aliens dumped the drunk into the freezing cold pools, where more shrieking ensued, leading to the pools namesake. Also, the method by which these aliens obtain their fuel source is a clue as to which gas giant in the solar system they hail from.

    The striped rocks look chic & fantastic! The beach looks awesome--clean & lots of sand. Are those runoffs or trails on the hills/dunes your crew is walking by? I'd've been tempted to scale them, assuming it wasn't against the law nor damaging to the environment. The woods & waters look very Wind in the Willows. Any badger sightings? Thanks for sharing these spectacular fotos!

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    1. Now, why didn't I think of that? Your hypothesis is faultless and is clearly the only explanation for these landmarks.

      Those are run offs on the cliffs, and the cliffs themselves are mostly clay, mud and sand. I wouldn't recommend climbing them as you're likely to sink without a trace. Many a time the Coastguard helicopter has been called out to airlift a hapless clod out of a pit of sucking mud!

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  7. Shrieking pits? Hungry Hill? Furyhill? I'm quite jealous you walked straight through Cold Comfort Farm. I would like to see a picture of you clettering the dishes with Seth, please!

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    1. We do have some rather intriguing placenames around here, don't we?
      As for doing the dishes with Seth, that will have to wait until after other things are done!

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  8. Don't let us wish for the moon when we have Jupiter...
    Yes, I agree with Mr Swings.... UFOs. Or something that fell off a ship.... possibly a lorry.
    Sx

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    1. Well, it is possible that a lorry fell off a passing ship? However, like you, I also agree with Mr Swings. UFOs all the way!

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  9. Why is everything either slumping or shrieking there? Bit dramatic.

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  10. Regarding those twisted old stumps...

    Are you responsible for leaving the oak burr in Miss Scarlet's driveway?

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    1. I'm sure I have no idea what you're talking about.

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