Thursday, 23 August 2012

Life's a Beach


I have not been to an actual sand, sun, surf beach for about 15 years. You know the type, where there are wind-breakers, castles made from soggy sand with shells & pebbles for decoration, the happy screams of young folk and the peaceful dozing of the old.

Enter the Hunstanton coast line in Norfolk and a very warm Tuesday.


The only time I have been to Norfolk was many, many moons ago on a boating holiday and the amusement arcade frontage of Gt. Yarmouth.

Hunstanton Beach was pretty much all sand. And the sea goes out for miles whilst leaving a wonderful shallow area to faff about in.

Due to it's ankle - waist depth  and the sun shine a-shining - the water was pretty warm. I wish I had known - I would have packed something waterproof and gone in proper. To hell with the hair do.


It even tempted the renowned wet-foot-phobic -  The Beard. He rolled up his jeans and protected his bonce with a trusty flat cap. Jokes were made about a knotted hanky. Oh, how we laughed.


The sea was so clear and bath-water warm that I ended up going out pretty far. Until my knickers were soaked by a rather large swell. Which made me feel like I had actually had some sort of downstairs accident.

But. I didn't care, in part because I saw a jelly fish! Puffing itself in and out it's only little prehistoic world. Unfortunatly, this little stinger did scare The Beard back to the  saftey of the shore. 

Sigh.


We then loafed about -  The Beard being one of the aforementioned old folk and having a doze, whilst I read and looked at the brilliant blue sky and adjusted my soggy arse sunwards to dry off.


And all too soon, it was time to head back through the dunes with their rough grasses and picturesque beach cabins, and off to a local pub.

I shall not be leaving it so long until I next visit a beautiful beach such as this. And I shall be taking my cosie. 

Wet underwear rocks not.


19 comments:

  1. Yayyy! Norfolk! I haven't been to the beach for aaages.

    You look cracking (as ever)

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    1. But you live SO close!!! Go!! Now!!!! (well - once the sun comes back out and you are done moving, obvs) And thanks :)

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  2. Mmmm, how I love the Hunstanton beach! My nan and grandad lived there throughout my childhood in a fantastic house(ex mayors-ballroom that they had converted when they moved in)with the most brilliant view of the sea! However, I have not been there now in years!

    Post splash, you still look fab (even if you did have soggy knickers!) xx

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  3. Cracking photo's, soaked knickers are not nice but sandy ones even worse!

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  4. I LOVE that beach. Happy memories from my younger adult years!

    I went to the beach at the weekend, sadly wore completely non-paddle-friendly clothes (maxi, wedges) le sigh.

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  5. Beautiful beach and fab photos. I can smell the sea air from here. xxxx

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  6. Wahahaha, wet knickered land girl, heehee!

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    1. I am now singing that to the tune of "Fat Bottomed Girls". Natch.

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  7. Looks beautiful - what a lovely day. I can't remember the last time I went for a paddle.

    Boo to a soggy bum though!

    Nikki x

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  8. Yay for Norfolk! I haven't been to the beach this summer at all. Oops. Hope your knickers dried off quickly! x

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  9. Oh, how I miss the fabulous beaches from my home area, miles of pure white sand and the colours of the sea are so amazing, plus you tend to get them all to yourself. I detest living in an area that has no beaches, I call it positively uncivilised! I can smell the sea just looking at those photos.

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  10. Fabulous beach - looks like you had a great time. Linda xxx

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  11. It looks gorgeous. Now we are facing rain again, days like this seem all the more precious. Thanks for sharing your photos.
    Hen x

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  12. What peaceful, gorgeous beach photos! I'm so glad you were able to make it to see again after all these years. I haven't been to the ocean in eons myself either, but we do have tons of lakes around these parts (including two in our town alone), so there's shoreline aplenty for when the urge to get my toes wet strikes.

    ♥ Jessica

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  13. Looks like a fab day....I want to go to the beach!!!

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  14. What lovely snaps and you're certainly the smartest dressed beach goer I've seen - beautiful. I would have been beach bound if I'd met the jelly fish. The North Norfolk cost is a beautiful spot - glad you had a good time and the weather was kind :o)

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  15. Ahh to hell with wet knickers! I used to go in the sea in my undies when I was little with my mum screeching "don't blame me when you're damp on the ride home!"

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  16. Looks like such a lovely, relaxed time! We have lots of beach here in Chicago, but it's not the same as the ocean, and is crazy crowded. I haven't really been since I was of the "happy screams of young folks" age. I'd much rather fancy a beach like you enjoyed! :)

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