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Long Summer Days

Long summer days at their best: warm weather, subtle breeze and great evening skies.

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Heading your Way

Watching the storm build far out over the wash, rebelling against the calm sea and clearing the shore of any spectators who fear the impending downpour.

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Breaking Through

It takes a while for the sun’s rays to break from behind the thick cloud that hangs low on the horizon, now casting long shadows from the redundant fairground onto the snow sprinkled shoreline.

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White of Winter

The Lighthouse normally stands out against the well-kept green grass but today it’s a different story as the fresh snow matches its stark clean white.

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Left in the Dark

Cast into darkness as the sun retreats, the former lighthouse stands silhouetted against the bright graduated sky as the sun casts its colour from behind the horizon.

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True Winter

The biting winter wind whips around your face as you stand still momentarily to take in the surroundings, while the snowstorm continues to white out the normally vibrant cliffs.

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Crumbling Coastline

The changing coastline is so prominent as you walk amongst the resting place of piles of red and white chalk. Its when the sun beams so brightly that you really get a feel for the history that is compacted into the cliffs.

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On Route to Holme

The fresh morning air is surprisingly warm considering the subtle frost on the ground. It doesn’t take long for the white covering to depart

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One Stormy Night

After a bright spring day all can change so soon as a storm approaches from the west, taking away the spring light and bringing with it a chill.

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The North Wind Will Blow

The sand snakes across the beach like a high speed low lying mist, changing the mood from a modest early summer evening to an unsettled night.

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In Wake of the Storm

Sheltering in the dunes, watching the storm build. As the sun sinks closer to the horizon the vista soon changes as the clouds break, exposing several intense beams of light on the choppy sea.

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Dusting of Daisies

A quick glance will soon turn into a long gaze as the sea of daisies ripple across the field.

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Poppies In The Breeze

A gentle wind is seen before it\'s felt, with the poppies swaying to and fro.

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Escape

The light dusting of snow from earlier this morning marks the worn path through the weathered dunes while the sun rises to warm the crisp winter air.

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Unaccompanied

The well-trodden shingle bears the marks of previous walkers as they head out on this cool spring morning

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Still

I remember the night like yesterday, stood in the warm evening air, watching the colour in the sky change almost an hour after the sun had set. Only the sound of wetland birds could be heard as my surroundings stood motionless.

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DOwn in the Marram

At six thirty in the morning the bay is exposed to the blizzard which has engulfed the coast since the early hour. The change in climate leaves everything coated in a white blanket that compacts under your feet.

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Grandad's Favourite

A lone oyster catcher sits perched, waiting, and guarding, among the tired old stumps.

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Footprints

Nobody goes unnoticed while the sand is wet.

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Standing Proud

The wooden stumps stand proud in front of the vapor trail filled sky on this early spring morning.

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A Night Like No Other

From out of no where the crescent of vivid colours launches from beyond Thornham village over the Harbour and marshland straight into the wash moments before the second rainbow appears in one shot. A breathtaking spectacle.

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Evening Stroll From Holme

The tide retreats leaving the sand soft and damp as the sun’s orange glow reflects in the pockets of water that stretch as far as the eye can see.

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Winter At The Helm

A bitterly cold morning soon starts to warm up as the storm clouds blow over leaving the subtle blue sky behind. A sheet of snow from this morning’s blizzard lays draped over the marsh, where the salt water is unable to trickle.

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Mud Either Side

Each side of the creak is lined with thick mud that reluctantly releases your boot with every step, while the sun sets, making way for the gleaming moon hanging over the village.

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Just the Call of an Oyster Catcher

After the sun disappears it leaves behind a mass of colour in the sky, creating liquid gold in the creeks.

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A Handful of Geese

You can’t beat fresh winter mornings like these. With the snow on the ground and tide leaving the creeks clear, it opens up for a whole lot of exploring on foot.

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Home to Roost

The distinctive call of the protective oyster catcher as she circles overhead on the return from feeding.Returning quickly to her nest in the old stump.

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Closed Doors

The brisk wind catches you from behind on this chilly but bright autumn day as you find shelter by the warn walls of the coal barn.

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Good Old Sally

One of many moored off Thornham Harbour, she sits, rocking slightly in the water while the light feathery clouds drift on by.

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Grassland

The hidden paths of footprint filled sand guides you over the dunes and on to the beach.

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Lead The Way

Follow the weather beaten path through the marsh grasses over the dunes and onto the golden sands.

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Tumbling Dunes

Standing watching the sea over the wild blown marsh grasses.

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Wet Knees

Blue sky, blue sea, wet sand, wet knees.

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Marshbound

The 'old boat' sits stranded among the marsh grasses.

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Surrender

Fast moving storm clouds gather close to the shore giving a stark contrast to the relatively clear sky, building force to engulf the surrendering coast with showers.

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Home for the night

Almost an hour after the sunset the colour still loiters in the sky. Casting a warm reflection over the marshland creeks. Silence, if only for the call of the marshland birds.

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November Nights

Enjoying an autumn evening on the beach, with the tide retreating and the sun setting below a sky of magnificent colours, you can wander at your leisure.

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Down In The Dunes

The suns rays throw blade like shadows all over the ground whilst you lay back in the dunes watching the clouds pass high above your head.

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As the day dies

The sun hides behind the last remaining clouds of the evening sky as the day is brought to a close.

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Full Flight

The flight path of the geese takes them over your head and out onto the marsh on this lovely autumn day.

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Calm Tides

Each ripple drifting in so gently in an almost silent manner, as though not wanting to disturb any passers by.

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Back to the Club House

Paused in the dunes to watch the clouds pass high overhead and out over the land.

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Sundown

After a calm day the shy sun dips in and out of view as it makes its descent towards the horizon, changing the golden hue that casts on the wash, highlighting the rolling waves.

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Undisturbed

Not a sole around, perfect chance to take in the peace. 

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Golfers Retreat

Royal West Norfolk Golf Course

After a round of golf the club house awaits with a hearty meal and a cold beer.

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A Beautiful Night

A late autumn evening, alone in this vast space having the pleasure to watch the movement of a beautiful night.

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Golf, Grasses and Great Skies

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club

The worries of the world seem miles away as you stroll among the sea of grasses, as the wind gently rustles by.

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Course Closed

Royal West Norfolk Golf Course

While the flag of the first hole flaps in the wind, no one ventures from their warm homes onto the snow covered course.

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Shepards Delight

As they say ‘red sky at night, shepherd’s delight’.

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Snowbound bunkers

Royal West Norfolk Golf Course

Not a footprint in sight in the blanket of snow, which covers the course.

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Snow drifts at dawn

Heading out early to seize the fresh morning air, following in the footsteps of the others, wading through the drifts of snow.

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Rime on the reeds

The early morning sun breaks through the haze, adding a hint of warmth to the morning air, but not enough to melt the hoarfrost which still lies from the night before.

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That Time of Year (West)

Royal West Norfolk Golf Course

After a long morning storm the course and beach are both left cover by a thick layer of snow. 

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Swallowed up in the fog

The thick fog engulfs you, throwing the rest of the beach into a misty blur.

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Hidden Below

The north wind blows, over time moving the sands, drowning the unloved beach huts that now sit deep within the grass-covered dunes.

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A Roman WAlk

A cool summer afternoon, looking over the stile towards the Old Roman field.

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Drawing In

As the night draws in it brings with it the tide; each wave gaining more possession of the sand.

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Twenty To Twelve

The sun casts an amazing pallet of colours across the sky and sea as you stand on the damp salty sand while the tide creeps closer to your feet with every surge.

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Evening Shadow

On this dark moody evening the diminishing light casts a subtle shadow on the dampened sand.

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Withdrawing Tide

As you rest on the wet rocks, watching the soft clouds drift by, you can soon forget the withdrawing tide splashing round your feet.

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Sand, Sea and Snow

Not much remains of the past nights snow, what with the sea's salt water spray and the warm glow from the sun, it's soon gone.

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Rough Seas

With the strong north wind behind this already high tide, the dunes are left to fight a losing battle, the perfect time to experience the real sea air.

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Perfect Calm

The rippling of the water relaxes you as you stand to watch the changing scene.

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High Tide

A crisp winter morning, with the sun beating down from the southwest and a slight north easterly breeze. The sand quietly crunches under foot as the soles of your shoes break through the frost.

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Frost under foot

A crisp winter morning, with the sun beating down from the southwest and a slight north easterly breeze. The sand quietly crunches under foot as the soles of your shoes break through the frost.

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Early Summer

With a storm close by the sky is filled with so much emotion. Even though the sun has dropped well beyond the wash the clouds still take on the powerful summer glow.

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Breakwaters

As the colour finally fades, it leaves a more peaceful set of colours, on this warm summer evening.

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Big Blue Sky

With the afternoon hardly over, the big blue sky has already chosen to reveal the evening moon, so high up in the heavens.

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Rough Divide

The weather beaten fence runs the line of the dunes creating a perfect divide in the freshly laid snow.

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Lone Walkers

With the sun's rays beating through the sea mist on this mild February morning, you can walk for miles with the time unknowingly drifting by.

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Drifting in with the tide

The amethyst tones of the storm clouds pass well above your head casting a hue over the shore before the heavens open.

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A Moment to yourself

On a peaceful evening like this you can take your time and enjoy the moment to yourself as you wander between the wind blown grasses and picket fence that lines the dunes.

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A Moment to yourself

A late autumn evening, alone in this vast space having the pleasure to watch the movement of a beautiful night.

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White Carpet to the royal

With the white blanket of snow which covers the usually golden sand acting as a carpet, it soon leads you back to the Club House.

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Waters Edge

While the day draws to a close on this cool spring evening, the fresh incoming tide crashes against your feet and the surrounding rocks.

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All Alone

What a feeling, all alone with the whole beach to yourself, a sensation that soon goes come Summer.

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Walk the Line

The extent of the wind blown sands is clearly present as you walk along the last visible 
remnants of the fences. With the ridge constantly changing the landscape is clearly in control.

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Blue Belle

The perfect morning for a sail: clear, calm and tepid.

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Working Life

With the tide out you get a better picture of the working life of many local fishermen.

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And the snow blew through

On this cold winter day the yard stands motionless after the piercing winter blizzard has passed.

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Ready and Waiting

Bags of mussels assembled ready and waiting. A lot to show, for a long days work.

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Under Starters Orders

A late morning as the sun warms the air as you stop to watch the many boats that sail pass on the calm weekend waters.

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Misty Morning on the wash

An early September morning with the sun blazing through the morning mist, while the refreshing wash splashes round your ankles as you watch the sail boats pass Scolt Head by.

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Summer Dreaming

Once the sun starts to sink into the horizon there is no stopping it. Day is soon exchanged with night leaving behind this amazing sky.

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Whitby Crest

While the salt water trickles through the channels, the Whitby Crest sits standard on the wet mud, while the birds fly their final laps of the harbour for the night.

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Setting on the harbour

A late peaceful autumn evening, stood in wet mud as the salt water trickles past your feet. The sun sets so quickly beyond this mast broken horizon.

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reflections at dusk

As the sun descends behind the horizon it leaves pastel shades, both above and below.

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Harbour Bright

The sun sits momentarily above the horizon casting a warm orange glow over the harbour and surrounding marsh.

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Fleet of Twenty

Late summer, the air still and the water calm, a perfect day for the fleet to take sail, a change to some of the rough days that have passed.

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Occasional Ripple

The tide seems to creep in silently as it coats the marsh edge. The old houseboat sits motionless with only a slight ripple distorting its reflection.

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Restful Silence

Warm colours flood in around the clouds as the sun sets beyond the horizon casting a calm sensation over the harbour as the tide sits peaceful.

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Welcome Messenger

The clouds part late in the day following the tides retreat from the harbour, while the near by oyster catches forage in the mud.

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Disturbance Over Head

Looking west across the harbour while a fierce storm brews over head shadowing the setting sun.

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Twilight

While the light is fades as day becomes night and tide calmly laps over the edge while the marsh birds circle above.

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It'll Blow Over

After the light dusting of snow this morning, the mill stands prominent against the fresh blue sky. Although it won't be long until it's engulfed in the approaching winter storm cloud.

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From Around The Corner It Creeps

After the sun sets the low lying mist creeps from around the corner, slowly taking possession of the field, so engulfing you within it.

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Heading for Midnight

Such a tranquil night, so still and calm. It’s been a good hour and half since the sun disappeared and the sky still continues to change, even this late in the night.

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A Step In The Right Direction

It can be a long walk...

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Just South of the Sea

Laying in the dunes while the breeze carries the warm air through the surrounding marram grass

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Wanderings

The thick snow on the ground documents any wanderings for all to see, all before the next approaching flurry.

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Heading Home

After circling the marsh it’s just a short flight back across the creek as the evening draws to an end.

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Crack of Dawn

As the mist rises the sun peaks out

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Shade of Dawn

The sun fights to break through the thick morning mist that has been hanging around the coast for the last few days, clearing by the afternoon, only to wake to find it returned with the tide.

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Surrounded by Winter

The winter storm passed through leaving the coast with a white blanket draped over the grasses.

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Through The Morning Mist

As dawn breaks and the sun rises above the horizon, it casts a subtle pink hue through the morning mist that engulfs the surrounding woods.

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Crisp & Clear

The clean crisp snow sits softly draped over the marram grass following this morning’s early winter squall. The light warmth from the winter sun takes the bite out of the cold winter air.

 

 

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Haar

It doesn’t take long for the haar to roll in across the marsh from the sea, the resting geese and adding softness to the setting sun.

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Restricting Tide

The tide quickly fills the bay, keeping you close to the dunes and the pinewoods. What is normally a vast expanse of beach and marshland is covered by the tide but only for now.

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While The Clouds Pass

The tide leaves contours of shells along each bend and curve of the bay, guiding you as you stroll along as the clouds pass high above your head.

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Morning Breeze

The warm morning breeze makes the grasses dance. 

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Setting Beyond the Bay

The tide soon retreats back out of the bay revealing the marsh for yet another day. The sun slowly drops behind the bay while you sit in the dunes amongst the grasses.

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Tree Tops and Beyond

As you lay with your head against the damp sand, you can let your mind fall away as the clouds drift high above the tree tops.

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A Place I\'d rather be like no other

The candy floss like clouds pass over head in the powder blue sky, as you meander along the warm sand before the morning sun heats up.

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A Vast Expanse of land

It’s from here that Holkham beach opens up into a vast expanse of land that takes the eye well out into the horizon. A walk perfect for a day like today.

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Clear Mind

What seems like another world floating there in front of you, in such a vivid blue sky, while you take a moment to relax.

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Just Over Head

You can hear the sound of their wings flapping as the pink-footed geese pass just over your head after taking off from the nearby marshland.

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Rise and Fall

Once the tide gives ground, it opens up the rise and fall of each ripple in the sand.

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Taking in the Vast Expanse

The vista from Gun Hill still takes my breath away. Sat on the highest point watching the day change to dusk, just the sound of the birds returning to roost for the night for company.

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Residues of the Morning Storm

It’s been a strange morning, like no other Easter Sunday. With the storm well gone but winter still in the air, the bay changes so quickly as the atmosphere warms, giving the residues of the storm only moments to last.

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Beach Bums

With the pinewoods situated behind and the warm golden sands in front, it's a perfect spot to sit and enjoy an ice cream in the sun.

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Deserted

The night moves in and brings with it the tide, creating colourful reflections the length of the beach.

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The Blue Door

Simply bold and bright, a beach hut to be proud of.

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White Out

Although the blizzard has passed, the sky still coincides with the bitterly cold wind heading your way.

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Harbour at First Light

With not a soul around at the break of dawn you can stand and watch the salt water tide fill the Harbour while the sun extends high above your head.

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Bright Behinds

Each with it's own personality; they all stand panel to panel, drawing your graze and bringing on a smile.

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On Reflection

The night moves in and brings with it the tide, creating colourful reflections the length of the beach.

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Abandoned and unloved

Well settled, high on the marsh amongst the creeks and bushes, weathered and worn.

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Surge

Gentle white horses calmly roll in surging a wash of refreshing water over your feet, quickly retreating to rejoin the momentum.

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The Early Bird Catches the Chip

One throw of a chip and before you know it the gulls are on it like a shot.

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Iconic

Standing proud in the nearby landscape, the old lifeboat house is an iconic structure of North Norfolk you cannot miss.

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One Evening in March

En route back along the coast when you are forced to stop and appreciate the silhouetted mill as it towers above the marshland.

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High Over Head

The passing clouds drift inland with the tide, taking a different shade as they pass high above the shingle beach and hauled-high boats.

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Edge of Winter

Just a fine dusting of snow remains on rooftops across Cley, but it’s not long before this harsh winter changes that.

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Windy Miller

Up close and personal with Cley mill, as the sun gets closer to the horizon, changing the intensity of the shadows on the walls, as the super charged beam of light increases the tone of the red brick.

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Up Creek

As the tide sits low in the creek on this early spring afternoon you get lost in the changing reflections of the passing clouds from high above.

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Before Day Turns To Night

Pebbles knock with each step as you meander up and down the mounds of pebbles trying to keep your footing while the evening warm evening light starts to disappear.

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Over The Hill

After a good pacing walk to the top you are left with a good panoramic view from the top of the hill.

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Pebble Beaten Groynes

With each step you take the mountain of pebbles move beneath you as you make your way down to the sea.

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Saunter While It Shines

Limestone cliffs cast dark shadows over the pebble strewn beach as the sun heads for its midday point.

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