There is a moment of stillness in the estuary when it seems the water is undecided which way to flow. This day the stillness is aided by an extraordinary lack of wind.
Alexanders were brought to Britain by the Romans and can be found in greatest profusion around the old Roman forts. Here we’re about 3 miles from Burgh Castle, a Roman *installation*. To the far side of the estuary is Caister, where the footings remain of the old Roman barracks.