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photoblog image Norfolk Notebook 2/14

Norfolk Notebook 2/14

Turning round from where yesterdays image was taken of the steps down to the beach near Great Yarmouth this was the view through the dunes out towards the sea. You can just see on the horizon the Scroby Sands Wind farm about 1.5 miles out to sea. I can remember this coastline when the view wasn’t marred by these awful things, or inland areas either, although tomorrows picture, and one next week have used them to advantage.

Norfolk Notebook 2/14

Turning round from where yesterdays image was taken of the steps down to the beach near Great Yarmouth this was the view through the dunes out towards the sea. You can just see on the horizon the Scroby Sands Wind farm about 1.5 miles out to sea. I can remember this coastline when the view wasn’t marred by these awful things, or inland areas either, although tomorrows picture, and one next week have used them to advantage.

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Nov 2012, 01:14
Those Mercedes tri-star devices on sticks look like they have been placed there to dissuade the gulls, Brian...perhaps, on this beach, one could sit in peace on the sand and munch fish'n'chips out of a roll of newspaper
Brian Walbey: It would be a nice beach for eating ones fish and chips, although they come in polystyrene trays these days sadly. Alternatively one could sit in the dunes with ones best gal etc.etc. smile
Too bad - but it's still obviously a beautiful area. Just heartbreaking to see them in our view-scape. Now if they actually worked... I might be more tolerant!
Brian Walbey: I'm not at all tolerant with these things be they on land or sea Elizabeth, but we have a big "Green" lobby in the U.K.who seem to get their way.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Nov 2012, 05:58
This is a fine shot with plenty of depth & shadow: even the off-shore wind turbines look good
Brian Walbey: Yes it is quite a nice beach area and I must admit the turbines don't look too bad in this shot, but I'd still rather they had never been invented!
After a while we will look and not see these turbines Brian. Just like we look and don't see and absorb the big advertising hoardings.

Fine image Brian
Brian Walbey: Your probably correct in your thinking Richard but all the tea in China will never make me like these awful things, especially the ones inland, can you imagine a bank of these next to the Old John in Bradgate Park! Anyway, rant over, I'm pleased you .like the image.
Are the turbines on the sea? They are always on land here.
Brian Walbey: Yes there are a lot of these turbines off-shore round our coasts Mary, marginally better than on the land I suppose, but I would prefer they had never been invented personally.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 6 Nov 2012, 10:03
Your favourite subject eh Brian.
Brian Walbey: Don't get me started on wind turbines Chad! Still I did get a couple of reasonable shots I suppose, they are coming up tomorrow and next week.
I can almost see them turning round. Nice light and shadows Brian
Brian Walbey: Almost was the operative word Janet, I don't think they turned at all while we were there for the weekend. Beach wise I was fortunate with the light that afternoon to get the shadows.
Very good image Brian, wind mills included!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan, actually this does work with the windmills, that's ne taking advantage of something I'm not too happy about.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Nov 2012, 12:40
My hopes were raised recently when I thought I heard that the Government was going to say no to more windfarms. Let;'s hope this is the case. I've positioned this so there is just a tiny little bit of sea visible through a gap towards the right.. an even better vista smile
Brian Walbey: It seems this Government thing was a Minister speaking out of turn, let's hope he's right though.
Lovely light and colours Brian and with just a peek at the sea! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Nov 2012, 15:55
I can feel the sand between my toes, Brian, so real is this
Brian Walbey: Yes this is the part of the Norfolk beaches that are still a bit wild unlike Yarmouth a mile or two down the road.
I think I prefer them at sea to hilltops. Nice shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. Yes I must agree with you although I would prefer we didn't have them anywhere.
A fine image of the dunes, pity about the turbines .
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, nobody seems to like the turbines on SC.
I look forward to this series Brian, I keep meaning to spend a long w/end out there for photography purposes.
Brian Walbey: I hope you enjoy this mixed bunch of images then Fred. Some parts of the Norfolk coast are really worth visiting at any time of year.
Wonderful capture Brian, even with my ennemies in the background!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, there are not many of us on SC who like these awful things.
Those things give me the creeps Brian but I guess we will just have to get used to them. Good picture.
Brian Walbey: On the other hand Bill why should we have to get used to these useless things, I suppose they are better at sea than on the land if we do have to have them, at least you and I can't see them on a daily basis then.
Eye sore or power of the future? nice shot of North Denes beach.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. I hope not the power of the future unless we go back to candles and paraffin lamps!
I like the pathway leading down to the sea, Brian. I shall ignore those useless monstrosities on the horizon.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme, on both counts.
Love that rippled sand!
Brian Walbey: Yes it looks good with the shadows bringing out the ripples doesn't it.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Nov 2012, 08:37
Better for a distance - almost like a group of a child's windmills for the beach.
Brian Walbey: Very stationary child's windmills Mike!

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