Sunday Picture Post: A Windy Day at the Beach

If I walk from mine to the end of Gorleston promenade and back, that’s a 10-miler. Forecast is showers, becoming heavy in the afternoon. And high winds gusting yet stronger. But what the hell, I’ve been held in by the weather too long.

It’s early when I set out, meet up with my daughter, set off along the road to Gorleston before the traffic starts, head down into the wind, glad when we can take the river-road… and here is a land of contrasts…

The old and the new…

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Along to the harbour’s mouth where river meets sea…

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We can hear the sea thrashing with the wind; brave souls that we are, we walk onto the pier…

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It’s low tide but with the wind the sea is a trifle… let’s say agitated

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As you can see, we’re safe behind these bars…

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We leave the tormented sea to walk the promenade to its end

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These shots fail to show the strength of wind: 40-45 mph, full in the face. And ahead isn’t misty; ahead is sea-spray

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Easy walking, yea…

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I’m amazed/horrified at what’s happened since I was here in January. The winds and the tides between them have gouged long channels into what had been a flat and sandy beach. Some of those channels are waist-deep

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End of promenade, looking towards Hopton (where on the best of days there’s not much of a beach). This is one of my favourite walks but not today

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Turning around for the return journey. For a moment the wind drops; now the sea doesn’t look so wind-driven.

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But the tide is now flowing, hard and fast. And this is an entirely different beach to the one I know and love…

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Approaching the pier, we take to the sands to get better shots…

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And before the fast-flowing tide cuts us off, we’re off the beach and back onto the pier

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And getting wet from the spray…

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The tide has a way to go before it’s *high*…

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This is a dream, I love the sea when it’s like this but we want be home before the forecast downpour…

Just a few of the photos I took of the sea, just enough to give you the flavour. Hope you enjoyed the grit and the salt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About crispina kemp

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34 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: A Windy Day at the Beach

  1. Deborah says:

    Beautiful! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  2. Cheers to your fortitude. As much as I enjoy walking, I may have not walked along the sea on this day. Great capture of splashing waves. πŸ™‚

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  3. Sadje says:

    Fantastic photos

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  4. Dale says:

    Those are spectacular shots, Crispina! Wow. To be able to capture that wildness was worth the risk, I say. Hope you made it home before the downpour!

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  5. castorpblog says:

    Beautiful pictures like paintings and pictures like poems…

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  6. ah, I need me some beach!

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  7. Nice to look at, but I’m keeping my feet on terra firma! And when I think of those small wooden sailing ships of old, no wonder so many went down in storms. 😦

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    • I know. Awful wasn’t it. In early 1990s I worked with a man who’d been on the oilfield supply ships in North Sea when the *Great Storm* of 1987 hit. He said you couldn’t get on deck. The deck was vertical. Yea, not for me.

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