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Morston Quay 1/5

Morston is a village and civil parish in Norfolk and used to be a major port 400 years ago, but is now only used by a small number of fishing boats, leisure craft and the regular seal watching trips which leave for Blakeney Point. We used the local buses during our Norfolk holiday last year and when we visited the small harbour area there the tide was out for the afternoon. You can see how the village is situated in the middle of the photo on this link https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney-national-nature-reserve/morston-quay this is typical of the coastline along that part of the North Norfolk coast.

Morston Quay 1/5

Morston is a village and civil parish in Norfolk and used to be a major port 400 years ago, but is now only used by a small number of fishing boats, leisure craft and the regular seal watching trips which leave for Blakeney Point. We used the local buses during our Norfolk holiday last year and when we visited the small harbour area there the tide was out for the afternoon. You can see how the village is situated in the middle of the photo on this link https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney-national-nature-reserve/morston-quay this is typical of the coastline along that part of the North Norfolk coast.

comments (14)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 10 Apr 2017, 01:37
Très jolie vue sur ce petit port.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martine.
I always feel a little sad for these boats when I see them like this... I like coastlines like this - and the little villages.
Brian Walbey: All of the inlets along this part of our coast are like this twice a day when the tide is out, not much chance of going anywhere in the boats is there.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 10 Apr 2017, 05:27
Tidal estuaries are always fascinating places, Brian.
Brian Walbey: That part of our coastline has lots of estuaries like this.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 10 Apr 2017, 06:41
Did you watch the seals, Brian?
Brian Walbey: With the tide that low there was no chance of any boats getting out to where the seals are.
I still gawk when I see beached boats like this, Brian. A photographer's dream for me!
Brian Walbey: Twice a day when the tide is out, it must be difficult for people to make a living if they are dependant on the tide.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Apr 2017, 07:02
In decent weather this is a fine place to explore
Brian Walbey: All the way along that part of the North Norfolk coast is worth visiting Chris.
This is a scene that delights Brian. For me, living inland all my life, the sea represents a sense of freedom as enjoyed on holidays. I'm not sure how people who live and work at the sea must feel.
Brian Walbey: I'm in exactly the same position as you Chad, always lived inland so i enjoy it when we do get to the coast. It must be difficult for people to make a living if they are dependant on the tide.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Apr 2017, 10:41
Jenny has a lot of buoy's to keep her afloat and now she is stuck, keel in the mud. From that areal picture, this is a beautiful area.
Brian Walbey: That part of our coast has lots of these inlets but it must be difficult for people to make a living if they are dependant on the tide.
What great tidal flats shown here and in the nat. trust photo.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for looking at the link Mary, a lot of that part of our coastline is like that.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Apr 2017, 14:50
Thank you for including the link of the aerial view... what a wonderful place and how fascinating to see the boats 'on the ground'... normal to you, not normal in my eyes...
Brian Walbey: I thought the overhead view sets the scene a bit more. I guess the dams etc.keep the water round your way at a certain level regardless of tides.
they look at least to be in good condition and well painted, Brian. i hope it is not as deserted at all times.
Brian Walbey: With the tide being out there is not much can be done with the boats till it comes in again.
A great place for bird watchers I would imagine Brian
Brian Walbey: All along that coast on the salt marshes Bill.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Apr 2017, 17:45
A fascinating place by the look of it. I would imagine that there isa totally different feel when the tide is in.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is completely different with the tide in, some of the images I have still to post will show that.
Enough boats for several Fridays here, Bill.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, that's why I've kept a better one back for... yes you've guessed it, Friday smile

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