Sunday, July 30, 2017

July Round Up


  Please bear with us; we just have a few photos from some of mid-late July's daydrifts to dump here on the blog, then in the next post, we'll be travelling* to Egypt!

13.07.2017

This is what the End of the Line looks like when the tide's in
(and, yes, I did get wet getting up there)

As I couldn't really go past the End of the Line without getting more wet, I decided to sit down...

... and dry off amongst the marram grass...

... and look at...

... the sky.  Ooooooohhh!


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16.07.2017

  Not Ms Scarlet's Field... Ms Scarlet certainly has nothing to worry about. I think I'll stick to coastlines.
 
Is that a Tripod coming over the hill?

Yikes! Where's it gone?

Oh. It's just the radio/phone mast thingy...


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22.07.2017

  Should anyone be interested, the following photographs show the arduous trek I have to make to get to the beach from Castle DeVice.
 When not on Broom, that is!

About a hundred yards or so past Castle DeVice, the road gives up...

... and succumbs to nature...

then promptly falls off the cliff.

The council very kindly laid a footpath connecting the two separated parts of the village, but that didn't last long either. Luckily, some enterprising soul constructed some impromptu steps out of the destroyed path.

Having tottered down then back up the tiny steps, there's more nature to battle through
(Hound would hate this!)

What one can't see just in front of the seat is the promenade slope that leads down to the beach (although it can be glimpsed in the third & fourth photo in this set of six).

 

* Except we won't, really.
 

17 comments:

  1. Where did the tripod thingy go? Probably beamed up by Scotty*

    *Did you know that there is a book of Latin phrases which includes "Beam me up, Scotty." ? And, no , it's not nearly so rude in Latin.

    I LOVE your cliff walks.If I come back to Blighty I shall certainly visit the North Norfolk coast. (I'm a broads girl, but I do have salt in me blood.)

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    1. I imagine Scotty would have a bit of a fright if a Tripod materialised on his transporter pad. Still, it'd be an excuse to indulge in a wee bout of "shore leave" with something "green".

      I'm going to have to get over to the Broads at some point soon - perhaps when the school holidays are over (they've only just begun)? Needless to say there will be photographs!

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  2. To Egypt or not to Egypt? That is the question. Jx

    PS Cromer looks far too exhausting for my liking. You need a funicular railway...

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    1. A funicular railway? Shhhhh!!!! If the council get wind of it and actually install one, we'll be even more inundated with hungry young twi- I mean, old people.

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    2. Just consider it a "delivery service". Jx

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  3. Thank you for showing us the footpath from the cliff to the sea. I wasn't sure if a certain amount of mountaineer, rappelling, or beaming was involved or not.

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    1. Well, one does need to be reasonably stout of heart just to manage the slopes up and down, never mind traversing the actual cliff face...

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  4. This is the bench at the end of the universe where to sit and contemplate life, and all the rest.
    After having finished the contemplation it's a last Hurrah and a jump over the edge towards the promised beach that strangely never materialises. Really admirable that you come back from this in one piece.

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    1. And there are prickly wild roses and brambles over the edge, too (not to mention the sharp, stabby flints when one does eventually make it to the beach)!

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  5. I don't think you can beat Devon for fields. There are a lot of them. I could start a new series called: A Field a Day with Ms Scarlet....
    Sx

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    1. It would be a best-seller, I'm sure!

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    2. I would very much like to have a "Field Day with Ms Scarlet" !

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    3. I hope you don't suffer from hay fever, Mago?

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  6. I mean this question abdolutely seriously - aren't you frightened that Chateau de Vice will one day become a victim of coastal erosion? Is the likelihood reflected in your insurance? It must be really scary!

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    1. Oh, I'm sure it will, but almost certainly not within my lifetime (well, this one, anyway). The Chateau (née Castle DeVice) is sufficiently far back from the cliff edge to last another hundred years or so (unless we get an awful lot more rainfall than usual that will make the already soggy cliffs just slide into the waiting sea [which will probably be higher thanks to global warming]).

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    2. I think Hound addressed a serious problem here. I have no idea about what time "window" we are speaking, but sooner or later the coast-line will change "for reals".

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    3. Oh, absolutely. The coastline around here changes all the time - mostly in relatively small house-sized chunks where vegetation is sparse (as the roots help bind the soggy old cliffs together). But, occasionally, something a little more noticeable slides into the sea - mainly from the Royal Cromer Golf Course, much to the club's annoyance!

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