Sunday Picture Post: By the Coast Part 2

For the second half of this journey, we’ll start at Gorleston and finish at Corton (last week’s Part 1 included Lowestoft to Corton)

Gorleston pier: 10 July 2020

8:00 am. Low tide.

Gorleston beach: 10 July 2020

Looks peaceful, doesn’t it? Huh.

A one-time end of groyne: 10 July 2020

The one-time groyne is now buried beneath the sand. I wonder what happened to the limpets I remember from 20 yrs back, encrusting the wood.

Beach huts along Gorleston promenade: 10 July 2020

A colourful splash…

Can’t resist Grafitti: 10 July 2020

Part of the sea defences.

Sea defences at the south end of Gorleston beach: 10 July 2020

Just how effective are these broken boards?

Cliff falls: 10 July 2020

The cliffs are crumbling all along this coast, taking properties, thankfully not taking lives.

Hopton cliff-top: 10 July 2020

We ran out of beach as we approached Hopton, so had to take to the cliff… but not before we were thoroughly drenched and battered. Then the weather turned against us.

Mayweed alongside a cornfield: 10 July 2020

We walked around a large cornfield, bright on the edges…

Cornflowers: 10 July 2020

Corn marigolds and Mayweed: 10 July 2020

Fennel: 10 July 2020

The fennel is out of place here. It’s not a usual cornfield weed

St Bartholomew’s church, Corton: 10 July 2020

The church is in partial ruin. Yet the parishioners still resort there for their services.

Another sign of a growing beach: 10th July 2020

Past the waves (another drenching as they crashed over the prom) and back to the beach at the top end of Lowestoft

Sea kale: 10 July 2020

The beach is not a barren place. Sea-kale in glorious abundance grows here. Not sure how edible. Might be a bit tough having to withstand the salt and the drownings.

My feet: 10 July 2020

And a rare treat: A look at my feet.

Those trainers were dripping water. I binned them when I got home. And no trousers cos I’d abandoned them, being heavy with water and sand. Luckily I was wearing a nearly-knee length tunicky-top. My purse was ruined, what was in it was salvageable. My phone was a total write-off. Well, I needed a new one. Why? Because we’d tried to beat the tide… and failed.

Next Sunday our walk takes us inland.

About crispina kemp

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38 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: By the Coast Part 2

  1. castorpblog says:

    Lovely pictures and a nice story

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  2. Sadje says:

    I enjoyed this photographic journey.

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  3. Brian Bixby says:

    That second photograph in particular looks like a postcard.
    So parts of the beach are growing, while others suffer the erosion typical to that coast.
    And sorry to hear about all the damage from your getting drenched. How did Shen make out?

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    • Shen did the crossing first. Nibble footed, nibble limbed, she was across and into safety but she then came back to help me. I have not described the extent of danger but at once point I was clinging onto one of the granite boulders while the undertow took the beach from under my feet and another wave crashed into me and topped my head. Head to toot drenched. The danger was that I might lose my hold and the wave take me out, to then deliver me back with horrendous force.. and broken bones.
      So, that was a good adventure! Excellent experience for a writer

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  4. Time and tide wait for no man, or woman, would say the Peopleโ€™s Front of Judaea

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  5. Dale says:

    Stunning photos and I am ever so glad that all that was truly damaged were your boots and your phone. That you, Crispina, came out of it with maybe a few bruises, causes me great relief.

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  6. Too bas about those shoes – they look like they’d once been very nice!

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  7. An interesting journey Crispina, lots of intriguing sights along the way.

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  8. These are amazing pictures. I can look at them for hours. I love the sky, specially. And thanks for the rare treat๐Ÿ˜‚

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  9. davezart says:

    How rich a journey it was. Worth far more than a ruined pair of trousers or trainers. And how much more wealthy we are for you graciously sharing it with us. I loved the flowers, and you know the Kale would cook up alright if you boiled the s..t out of it and added lots of spices, then threw the kale away to drink the soup left over.
    I shall tell the folks of the Northern Beaches in Sydney where all their sand has gone to, Houses are sliding into the sea with erosion there.
    I should love to hide in the long grass outsside the church and just listen to the choir as it sang “How Great Thou Art”.
    Thank you so much

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  10. Jae says:

    Makes me miss my time on the Dorset coast; I’m landlocked in my country, so your pictures are a wonderful reminder.

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