Tag Archives: Norfolk Broads

Water Under the Bridge

Transportation, another title achieved in Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek The bridge is at St Olave’s on the Waveney River. Part of the Broads area, the river forms the border between counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. I liked the double-take, of both … Continue reading

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Braving the Bure

Lockdown ‘relaxed’ I ventured further than I had before… but still avoiding public transport Great Yarmouth forms the nexus for the Broads’ rivers (Waveney, Yare and Bure). This time of year, this stretch of river is usually busy. But not … Continue reading

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A Different Take on the Broads

The Norfolk Broads: everyone’s seen the usual-type shots, wide expanses of lapis lazuli water, dotted with white-sailed yachts. Well, I visited the Broads village of Ranworth this past Tuesday (3rd October), and took some different shots. Enjoy.

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Beside the . . . Sea?

Living on the coast, it’s easy for me to walk down to the beach on these hot July days. Yet I don’t. I prefer to be out of the noise—the babies crying, kids yelling and screaming, parents shouting, amusement arcades … Continue reading

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Making a Spectacle

The Spectacle Goose, better known as the Egyptian Goose, having escaped from some ornamental fowl collection, now breeds amongst the Norfolk Broads. I snapped these at South Walsham Broad. Photos taken at South Walsham Broad.

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From Heath to Fen to Broad

Continuing the series of Broads’ posts: An easy and enjoyable, 10 mile, walk through varied terrain, beginning on the acidic sandy soils ENE of Norwich through to the miry fens and the Broads that nestle amongst the marshes along the … Continue reading

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The Two Mills of Tunstall

Living in Great Yarmouth, and making frequent journeys by bus along the Acle New Road (A47), I am rather blasé about our windmills, so many of which can be seen from that road. Yet, apart from one visit to Berney … Continue reading

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Nature. Reserved.

Surlingham . . .  a small village off the main highway southeast of Norwich qualifies for both the blog projects I’ve set myself for this year—Norfolk Broads, and A Hundred Walks (walks in the old hundred of Henstead). But I … Continue reading

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At The Broads’ Edge

At the Broads’ edge is Breydon Water, the meagre remains of the once Great Estuary (See Broadly). Here the three main Broads’ rivers join (the Bure, the Yare and the Waveney) to flow as one through the port of Great … Continue reading

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Broadly . . .

The words ‘Norfolk’ and ‘Broads’ go together like ‘Coffee’ and ‘Cream’, or ‘Tom’ and ‘Gerry’. Why? Because the Broads are to Norfolk what the lochs are to Scotland and Snowdonia to Wales. Except for one two major differences. The Broads aren’t natural, and … Continue reading

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