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Norfolk Notebook 1/14

The first part of our holiday in Norfolk in the summer was during the last weekend in June when all the family, grandchildren and all, and including my daughters English Bulldog Reggie, took over three caravans at a holiday park on the Northern edge of Great Yarmouth. This part of the coast is mainly open beaches and sand dunes and for some reason I can’t explain I just liked this set of steps down on to the beach next to where we were staying.

 

Norfolk Notebook 1/14

The first part of our holiday in Norfolk in the summer was during the last weekend in June when all the family, grandchildren and all, and including my daughters English Bulldog Reggie, took over three caravans at a holiday park on the Northern edge of Great Yarmouth. This part of the coast is mainly open beaches and sand dunes and for some reason I can’t explain I just liked this set of steps down on to the beach next to where we were staying.

 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Nov 2012, 02:00
I am thinking it is because they have attracted a flock of sky sheep, Brian.
Brian Walbey: They are fine clouds I must agree.
Some things just don't need an explaination - the sky is so pretty, to me it reminds me of the song "Stairway to Heaven"!
Brian Walbey: Good thinking on your part Elizabeth.
I like this set of steps very much and your point of view Brian... they are important to protect the sand dunes and its grass... we did the family holiday thing for a week last summer with our two sons and their families including our four grandchildren...it is a lot of fun....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes the steps and wall hold the beach in very well. The weekend was great with all of us there, but it was also lovely to be on our own from Monday for the rest of the week whilst everybody else went to work and school etc.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Nov 2012, 07:40
It does have the feel of dunes down to the beach, Brian. We have that here in the Netherlands, too.
Brian Walbey: I am showing the dunes proper in tomorrows image Ginnie. I have been lucky enough to travel a long way down the Dutch coast in a coach and see some of the dunes there back in 1966 on a journey from Volendam to Amsterdam which included the whole length of the big dam across the Zuyder Zee.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Nov 2012, 07:56
These are municipal steps built by a caring council at some time in the past Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes they do have that municipal look Chris.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 5 Nov 2012, 10:10
Good colours
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage, it was a bright afternoon.
The beach seems a good series when the weather is turning cold. Warm, happy memories.
Brian Walbey: Yes although all the family were there I managed to slip out with my camera every now and then.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 5 Nov 2012, 11:23
I agree that there is something engaging about these steps to the sea, probably because they don't seem to have a logical context.
Brian Walbey: If I had got the background in you would have seen the sea side of the holiday centre we were staying in for the weekend across the road, I felt the sky looked a much better background.
The steps and handrail look to be sturdy and very well constructed, Brian. I can see why you would be attracted to them.
Brian Walbey: Certainly a solid set of steps Beverly, and in the winter they will take a lot of punishment from the storms etc.
I like your perspective and those clouds are fantastic! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, the backdrop behind the steps was the back of the holiday centre, not so attractive as the sky.
A delightful dune descent.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Richard.
I can see why you like them, and you have captured them well. (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rosalyn, I just thought they looked quite an interesting set of steps.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Nov 2012, 17:05
I like the sky and the grass best, Brian, but if you like the steps, that is fine, as it makes a good picture!!
Brian Walbey: I think the sky, steps and grasses all come together quite well Lisl, I actually took quite a few from different viewpoints but liked this one the best.
I like this a lot Brian. Nice when a picture does not offer an instant explanation and feels a little mysterious with the promise of the unseen beyond.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, and in this case the beyond was the caravans across the road!
They are a good example of seaside architecture Brian.
Brian Walbey: I bet they have been there a while and will no doubt be there for many more years yet.
A very nice way to reach the beach Brian! Fine capture.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Richard, I think you will find they lead to an even nicer way to reach the beach if you have time to look in tomorrow.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Nov 2012, 22:21
I like this Brian, I read them more as steps back to the real world. One gets that sense of being isolated from day to day worries down on the beach.
Brian Walbey: Yes I know what you mean Mike, sadly across the road above the steps is the holiday centre we were staying at for the weekend, not an eyesore but the view out to sea was better.
That's a very palatial set of steps out in the middle of nowhere!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, and quite old I should think.
I know what you mean, Brian. Sometimes these mundane structures demand attention.
Brian Walbey: I just liked the look of them to be honest.

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