Saturday, 3 March 2018

Watch Out! Beaky's About!


  One good thing about all this snow: Beaky's to-ing and fro-ing is very evident, so one can easily evade him!

  The following photos are from Wednesday lunchtime, after our first proper snowfall of the season.  I didn't go far - only to the promenade and back - because it was a tad on the cold side.

Snowfall over the sea




The Sun coming out over the top of the promenade



Peter Talbot's sculpture garden on the High Street.  Last seen here.

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  I'll leave you with this video by Joshua Paul Gardner (featured in the North Norfolk News) that Dinahmow brought to my attention - it showcases some of Norfolk's stunning coastline.



  I'd love to have a go at some aerial videos but Broom's far too wobbly... 

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  1. I have never been to a snowy ocean side before. Thank you for braving the conditions for these delightful photos!

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    1. You were lucky I took these when I did - although cold, Wednesday was at least bearable. On Thursday & Friday we were treated to 50mph winds which blew all the snow into big drifts across the county's roads and railways, bringing everything to a grinding halt, and making it feel like -10, i.e. a balmy winter's day for The Very Mistress. Speaking of...

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  2. I heart Norfolk and I've never even been there.

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    1. You would have felt quite at home here over the past two or three days (see my reply to LẌ)!

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    2. OK, a late Spring day, then.

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  3. Gorgeous! What a stunning vista of snow on the beach! Absolutely fantastic! And what spectacular snow covered landscapes! The garden looks cool, figuratively and literally!

    And what neat foot prints Beaky leaves behind. So deep! Must be from all the winter weight he's put on. I'm surprised he can still fly! I expect him to be waddling about or passed out from munching on all those goodies you've been feeding him.

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    1. I keep expecting Greenpeace to turn up and try and roll him back into the sea!

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  4. And Beaky thought he was slick...

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    1. I surreptiously followed his footprints and found him stuffing his face - uh, beak - with sultanas under the arbour!

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  5. Wow! The snow-on-the-beach pictures are terrific!And your birds are lucky to have you. :-)

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    1. Thank you! And thanks again for the video.

      The colder, windier weather has brought a few new visitors to the bird feeders: a very windswept pied wagtail, and a couple of long-tailed tits. I managed ot get photos of the tits, but the wagtail flew/got blown off before I could switch Camera on.

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    2. I'm glad you liked it.I think I saw one that featured the train that runs from Wells.I'll have a look

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  6. Love that video!! I should find some of the aerial videos from around here. We have some of the same type of marsh lands shown. The snow looked gorgeous on the beach, but I can imagine it was not so pretty blown onto the roads! We were all stuck at home for a few days because of the snow here because no one in the South is prepared for snow AT ALL! xoxo

    p.s. LOVE the bird tracks. ;)

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    1. Ooh, yes, find some videos of your area! It'll save me from trying to persuade Broom to engage in a bit of light stalking.

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  7. I'm afraid what still strikes me is how likely Norfolk looks to fall into the sea! I therefore found the video a bit scary and hadn't previously realised I don't do heights.
    Like Beaky, really, who fortunately seems to walk everywhere.

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    1. Beaky is getting more and more rotund. Perhaps that's how I can finally finish him off - over feeding!

      As for Norfolk's diminishing size, I've just posted some photos from Happisburgh (a bit further down the coast) - another village teetering on the brink!

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  8. Snowy beach pictures!!!
    Sorry I am late; I am not well... all this cold stuff has had an adverse affect on me.
    I'm surprised that the Norfolk Tourist board hasn't snapped you up and put you on their payroll!
    Sx

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    1. Maybe they've heard that I'm unreliable?

      On a related note: Sorry I'm a month late in replying!

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