Saturday, 9 June 2012

I could talk about the weather

but I will keep quiet as the words I would like to use are not printable.

 The metal plate that is stuck in the sea defences is continuing to change and now has some plastic netting casting a shadow over its surface.
The sun did come out for a little while and was being enjoyed by the newlyweds. Not a common sight on  Mundesley beach but one to gladden the heart.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Horses on the beach.

 Not a common sight as we only have clear sand at low tide. From the riders' dress you can see the day was a hot one. They were trying to get their mounts to gallop through the waves but they were having none of it. The weather was hot but the sea was cold and they were making quite clear they were not going for a paddle.
 The beach has been a bit to crowded for me so I took Sally off to the gardens at East Ruston where we enjoyed the lush growth and the flowers.
Also a wonderful new stack of logs -  I want one even though I do not have the space, it just looks so good.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The sun shone and the wind blew.

 After gardening a quick look at the sea.
 I can report that the compost bin has been dealt with. I did not see my furry friend or see its nest so I hope I did not disturb it too much.
Mundesley has a new Blue Flag so we are ready for the summer, if it ever comes. The wind was from the north so not very warm.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

I have a problem......

The weather is not helping on the gardening front, but some thing have to be done. The compost bin has to be emptied so that the tubs con be enriched before the summer planting. The problem is that this little fellow is living in my bin, and may not be alone. I first saw him/her when adding garden waste to the bin and I don't know who was more surprised. I have found out that it is a Bank Vole and I managed to get this photo off the net. When I decant the compost I will try not to upset it too much.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Strange beast on the beach

 The weather was much kinder today and I saw this JCB digger heading for the sea. Had the driver gone mad? Were they going for a paddle or a swim?  But no, they had gone to get a bucket of water to wash part of the sea wall. Now why they would wish to do this I cannot think as the sea covers it at high tide.  They must have a reason; any ideas?
 The Sand Martins are beginning to set up their nesting sites on the cliff. As you see with much noise and clamour. I think it works on a first-come-first-served rule but there was a lot of bickering and almost fighting. The pair, top left, seemed to have booked their place.

Monday, 7 May 2012

The May Bank Holiday.

 As you can see the beach was full of happy visitors who had come to enjoy the seaside. I think not, the air temperature  was around 10c but the east wind chill factor made it feel about 2c. So this for all of you who thought they were missing out at not having a day by the sea.
Also some of the seawall is closed off while the powers that be are doing some repair work. I don't think Mundesley is ready for summer yet.

Monday, 30 April 2012

The Sand Martins are back.

 The sand martins were flying around in the sunshine, too fast for a pic, will try to catch them when they start nesting. It has been a glorious warm day, with very little wind, the sea is still a bit choppy after the rough weather we have had over the last few days.
 This little plant is called Spring Beauty and grows on the cliff bottom among the nettles. I think you can eat it in salads but it is well protected by the stinging nettles.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Wet Wet Wet.
I know we need the rain but I have had enough.
Did you know this save a Frog Day? This lady came to watch me gardening the other day, taking a high vantage point, before heading off to the stream.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

A little sun......

and an easterly wind, so not that warm. No showers for the moment and I managed a quick walk on the beach.

A strange craft was sailing by, not the first one of this type I have seen. I think they have something to do with the wind farm at Sheringham. Now thanks to Mundesley Sea Watch I can say that it was the Seajackleiathan and it flies a Panama flag. It`s all happening out there.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The sun did shine.

I had the beach to myself as the Easter visitors have all gone home. There was still a nip in the air.

Colour in the sun with the gorse now in full flower. It does flower
most of the time in small amounts but it was being very prolific.

This is not a mistake and I know it does not look that interesting
but it is a sign of hope. It is a Horned Poppy just starting to form a rosette and it is the only one to come through the winter. The big one from last year has been washed away by the sea. I hope this one has better luck this year and the rabbits leave it alone.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The fishing season has started......

....there will be crabs for tea.

The litter bin has been captured and return to captivity, although the thin rope holding it down does not look strong enough.

More sea art; not really as this is the same piece of metal but it has changed colour. The first time I saw it the surface was very dry this time it was damp. The same object offering different colours, I find interesting.

This little plant is a Coltsfoot which is one of the first flowers to appear on the cliffs. As you can see there are no other plants near the coltsfoot because of slumping, [ a type of cliff fall where the top turf layer slides down the cliff.] At this end of the beach there has been a lot of slumping so we have a lot of bare earth.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

It is very cold out there.....

..... so I have not been down to the beach. The other day, on the other hand, I did get down there and found a piece of "Sea Art". I know it is just a piece of rusty metal but it would look good in a frame. It was, of course ,to big to move.

On my walk I was looking for driftwood, odds and ends, for the fire and thought I had found a nice log. But no, it was a fossil antler or at least a small part of one. It is about 7inches long and quite heavy . It appears to be the end attached to the deer`s head and would have been a very fine set of antlers. He would have lived in Doggerland before the North Sea was formed and must have been very impressive.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Not a sound to be heard....

...what is it about snow that when it falls everything goes very quiet.Even before I had looked through the window I knew it would be a white world. Here by the sea snow is not that common but when it comes it is a rather beautiful sight.

As I write this, a couple of hours after taking the photos, nothing is moving but it IS a Sunday morning.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

A little winter sun.

Sun on the beach to gladden the heart and make us hopeful for this new year.

Tractors are not know for their swimming skills, paddling yes when launching small boats, but swimming no. Large tyres are not uncommon and have always been a mystery to me till now. I have seen some of the ships working on the windfarm festooned with them using them as fenders. Recycling we like.

This litter bin has been move by the sea and I fear it will never be emptied again as it is too far down the beach for the nice bin men to find it.

The cliffs have been moving quite a bit this winter, nothing major but a lot of small falls.