Once in a blue moon, the North Sea off the North Norfolk coast becomes so warm and crystal clear, that it attracts a certain cryptid lifeform to its inviting waters.
Unfortunately, I didn't realise that today was one of those "blue moon days", and popped down to the beach here in Overstrand for a late-afternoon dip.
Things were going swimmingly until a sudden chill alerted me that something wasn't quite right...
|Half past five and all's well|
|Groynes extend into the startlingly clear sea|
|At the risk of being branded a floozy, I chose a different groyne (from yesterday's) to sit astride while I prepared to get wet|
|After getting out of my depth (but still able to see the bottom!), I returned to shore|
|Despite having dried off, dressed, and being sat in the sun, a sudden chill passed through me.|
Something was wrong!
And, near the horizon, the Vos Gorgeous appeared to be powering very quickly away. But from what...?
|Yikes! Sea monster off the port bow!|
Oh, hang on... It's just my sister, Indescribable... Run away! Run away!