So, here it is: photographic evidence of yesterday's six mile foray along the beach from Cromer to Sheringham, taking in East and West Runton along the way (oh, and the six miles back again).
As I walked west along the prom(enade) after taking some photos on the pier, I realised that I'd never (as far as I can remember, anyway) been on the west beach!
As always: Click to embiggen!
|The Hotel de Paris on top of the cliff above the pier (with Cromer Church tower behind it)|
|The Pavilion Theatre at the end of the pier|
(not right at the end, though, as that's where the lifeboat station is)
|Stripey clay from the cliffs|
|Cromer Pier from East Runton beach|
|East Runton beach|
|Not a cormorant|
|Layers of flint in a chalk face|
|I quite like this zoomed-in photo of Cromer Pier in a haze of sea-spray|
|The chalk beds become apparant...|
|Looking back to Cromer again on the approach to West Runton|
|This large groyne at West Runton dresses to the right...|
|The chalk beds|
|The other cormorant. This one and the other one are the only ones left in North Norfolk now, as Ms Scarlet has pilfered the rest!|
|More stripey cliff clay|
|These revetments near to Sheringham have seen better days,|
but I like the sinuous curves they describe
|Curving back towards West Runton|
|The skeletal remains of these revetments remind of the Easter Island Moai -|
just having been on a massive diet!
|On the final approach to Sheringham beach, the wooden revetments are replaced with concrete and granite boulders|
|This is as far as I got on Sheringham seafront.|
On the horizon is Salthouse, Cley next-the-sea, and the Blakeney National Nature Reserve
|Yikes! I turned around to head home and was confronted with this stealth freighter thingy. Once I got home, after a bit of research, I found out it was the M/V Autopremier on its way to Grimsby|
|A rock pool in the exposed chalk beds at West Runton|
|West Runton beach|
|At East Runton, I'm nearing home|
|The offshore supply ship Vos Grace|
|I believe that grid on the sand are the remains of the previous pier...|
|I stopped in the Rocket House cafe for a hot chocolate (no enormous biceps on show this time, sadly), and when I came out, the pier had been lit up|
|The Rocket House is the building behind the second globe lamp on the left.|
I sat in a big, comfy sofa looking out of the picture window you can see there
I'm not going to apologise about the amount of photos, as I did warn you in the last post. However, I did keep a few back for a subsequent post - only eight, so you can breathe a sigh of relief!