Friday, 31 October 2008

They are tiling the roof today.........

As I never believe them I went for a walk on the beach, to calm my nerves. When I came back there they were putting tiles on the roof. The extension will never look the same again.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

No surfers this morning.......

These little  ones were feeding on the edge of the surf. The ringed plover and the little ringed plover, I think.
 Very active, running around looking for food, and trying not to get their feet wet.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Walking on water........

Those who can, do, and those who can`t fall off. It was a very heavy sea and we are full of admiration for the yoof what braves the waves.
 A beautiful October morning .........

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Morning action ..........

This sea is for the big boys...... four to five foot waves and plenty of them. I took over seventy shots. Most were just of the waves with me  missing the action. On one I got lucky, but he is in for a ducking!
 They keep going back for more and are having a whale of a time.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

The clocks go back tonight........

New lights for the dark evenings and something for the festive trade; only available in Mundesley!

Friday, 24 October 2008

New growth .........

The first signs of the garlic.
 Not the most exciting photo but this is what is happening in this tub. 
The other tubs are looking a bit moth-eaten;   some leaves are still pickable. I love butterflies but the cabbage white is too much. Our new crop of caterpillars is  still going strong even after the first frost.
 Must plant the broad beans.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Curling wave.......

An attempt to show that amazing curve as a wave breaks. I really needed to be more "side-on" but my powers of walking on water are very limited. 
I don`t think this would have been much good for surfing as it was only three feet high;   you would have to be very small to ride the tube...........

Monday, 20 October 2008

After school ......

Looking for a wave.
 One of the local surfers heading into the sea to catch a ride. By the time she did the light had gone for the camera  - my bad luck.
 Not the biggest surf but a lovely early evening and the sea is still warm, so they tell me.
 With half term coming we may get some more action in daylight.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

The Pinkfoots have come.........

I know I need a longer lens, this is the best I can do at the moment. I heard them before I saw them,  and nearly fell over pointing the camera at the sky. 
How do I know they are pinkfoot geese?  a nice bird watcher on the beach told me so. They were not as noisy as some of the other geese that chatter away nonstop.

Friday, 17 October 2008


I missed the surfers;  all two of them.   I missed the  beach;  high tide.   I missed the beach huts going on holiday;  I must find out where they went .....   South of France or the Algarve,  or even  Spain ..... !

Thursday, 16 October 2008

I have been eating my greens.......

And very nice they are too. 
The caterpillars have given up but the odd small snail or slug is having a go; 
 but, with care, there is no added protein in the stir fry.
 Must fill the empty tub and sow the broad beans and early peas.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Wet afternoon play.........

I am plucking up courage to play with photoshop.
 I am not sure if it does much for the photos but it is great fun.
 This is an experiment,  for starters,  with the liquefy tool, and some colour changers on the surfer. 
The sky was that colour to start with;
 what do you think of it,  so far?

Monday, 13 October 2008

Tide line.....

The beach has gone red;  the seaweed is coming ashore at the end of its growing season. Although it`s half way through October the weather is very mild, almost summery, but this red beach is a sure sign that winter is on the way. 
I can`t remember the seaweed`s name but it is really a pretty little thing, except when it`s in big lumps. I doubt it has a common name, just something long in Latin.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Sunday morning......

It looks like a big wave, but is only a baby;  it is  all very gentle this morning. The young gulls were just bobbing around in the morning sun. Three ladies were doing their yoga on the beach adding to the peaceful scene but they were far enough away from me; so their privacy was not invaded. A delicate balance ........

Friday, 10 October 2008

From the high ground.......

This is the first time , in eight years, that I have ventured on to the cliff path. I don`t do heights.
 There are some very fine views, but to get the panorama you have to go right to the edge ........ no way.
 This is as good as it gets.
A fabulous October morning and I plan to find a parachute for my photographer .......

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Diversions .....

Diversion signs can be a bit confusing,  so when the coast road was closed a map was sent to us to clarify the position. As you may be able to see, although kindly meant, it was not very helpful. On the other hand it could be interpreted as the new road map to help us out of the credit crunch;  either way,  Norfolk Rules apply.
We are informed that Mundesley will be re-opened for the weekend; the signage will not necessarily disappear in a hurry ...

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Pink Tractor
Sam has done a special favour for those who enjoy a bit of seascapery and would like it in pink, please ....

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

I don`t believe it..........

I think the hit counter has gone off its  trolley, over a thousand hits in an afternoon seems a bit much. 
If  it`s real you lot out there are getting over excited, so no photo today; have a quiet evening with a glass of your choice and I will find something for you all tomorrow.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Wait for me.........

After school,  playtime.....
 None of the big boys,  just the locals having fun. Some quite big waves about but not easy to catch,  a lot of sliding off the top. The body-boarders were not doing much better,  but it does look like a whole lot of fun. 

Sunday, 5 October 2008

The rain has stopped........

The river Mun is making its exit to the sea, after the heavy rain over the last two days.
 As you can see the sun is shining and all`s well with the world. Let`s  hope for a fine day tomorrow.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

This morning

An intrepid Walrus went stalking the surfers. The sea was a bit rough ...... pretty waves, though. I don`t think anyone was washed away. 

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Sea and Skies ..... part 4

August Dream
....... by Sam Robbins
We are allowed to indulge in the memory of a lovely day in August (a rarity this summer) now some classic October weather has turned up.
We can dream ... and think warm thoughts.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

`Twas on a Wednesday morning......

..... that the architect came to call .......
The window-maker came to measure the holes which will, apparently, contain glazed stuff eventually. The wind was blowing, we know we need the protection. The BUILDER came ... but he didn`t say anything; not to me, anyway. The two guys who are constructing the `bespoke` roof kept on working.