Beach time

Friday, July 22, 2016

beach life Norfolk

This was the week of the heatwave. It got so hot. I played along with the whole 'it's too hot/inconvenient thing' but secretly I loved it. I'm a hot weather person! I'll stifle in the humidity; mopping my brow and sipping water every half second with my clothes kind of stuck to me and hair going a little haywire. Throw me another degree. Twenty eight? Pah. Make it thirty.  Of course, the soaring temperatures weren't so great for Lincoln but when in the car I whacked the air con up to full blast and basically turned it into a fridge (me, goosepimpled).

The ground, which over the last six months had gone through dousings upon dousings became dry and the grass parched. We made the most of the unseasonal weather by heading to the beach. Last year we didn't have a single opportunity to sunbathe as it wasn't hot enough so we were determined not to miss the chances that cropped up this summer. Three days on the trot we went to the seaside which is almost unheard of. The first two were a triumph but the third occasion was the usual rainy disaster.
beach life Norfolk

beach life Norfolk
 I even restarted my book, which made for a treat!
beach life Norfolk

beach life Norfolk

beach life Norfolk

beach life Norfolk

Wells-Next-The-Sea was glorious and calm. We did see the most extraordinary sight of a 360 being barged back into the harbour in what looked like very little water!

On the West coast of Norfolk (yes, there is one), we chanced it at Heacham which although isn't the most picturesque of places, benefits from being accessible and relatively quiet. The sun set over the sea and looked amazing.
beach life Norfolk

beach life Norfolk

beach life Norfolk

beach life Norfolk
However, on the last day of the heatwave we were too late and the storms bringing torrential rain beat us to the beach. We scoffed down our sandwiches and watched the enormous clouds get closer and closer until we felt the first drops of rain and beat a hasty retreat back to the car.
beach life Norfolk
Summer!!!!
Sophie

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8 comments

  1. Love the Norfolk and Lincs coast, great for walking and nature spotting.

    Sadly for my neighbours I took my shirt off in the garden for the first time the other day

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  2. So lovely you went to the beach. I wish I'd done that. I spent most of the evenings visiting a friend or getting school tidying done. X

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  3. That beach looks lovely. I spent this week tidying and caught in awful traffic.

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  4. Beautiful seaside shots here Sophie, the sunset looked amazing! I did love the hot weather we had but it's cooled down now I can sleep again. Trying to nod off on that first night was almost impossible. Beautiful shots here! - Tasha

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  5. Some lovely photos Sophie, and who knew there was a west coast of Norfolk?! I spent quite a bit of the week in my bikini in the garden with a book in my hand. I had other things I needed to be doing but it's so rare we get such lovely weather that I had to make the most of it.

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  6. I absolutely love shots like the 9th, 10th, and the last in the scroll. I remember trying to write a poem at school about the effect of the reflection of the sun on the ripples of the sea. Shame I don't seem to have that anywhere. I guess I can always write another one!

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  7. Missed this one Sophie,what lovely photos again,thank you so much for sharing,I love your blogs and posts x

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  8. Missed this one Sophie,what lovely photos again,thank you so much for sharing,I love your blogs and posts x

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