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Monthly Archives: July 2013
On my way home from Blackpool, I had arranged to stay for a couple of nights in north Norfolk so I could have a look around. I met up with local photographer @markescapes for a morning photowalk in Happisburgh.
After parting, I then enjoyed the afternoon and evening exploring Cromer. The weather was kind and I was pleased with the images I made.
The next day dawned rather grey and blustery and only got worse, the drizzle set in while I had a walk around Sheringham, so I didn’t stay much beyond mid-afternoon but decided to return home. It was still an enjoyable trip.
Here are the rest of the images from my Norfolk stay:
Title: Saltwater Bolts
Location: Cromer, Norfolk
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: I was wandering on Cromer beach and found these two rusty bolts holding together a groyne. I’m always attracted by texture and colour of rusty decaying stuff, so this was a must.
Last weekend I was back in Blackpool for BarCamp Blackpool 2013. I had not been to the 2012 event so my last visit was in October 2011. I met up with Alistair who had travelled over from Newcastle and when we weren’t BarCamping we indulged in a bit of geocaching, as usual.
Our biggest disappointment was that they’ve got rid of most of their lovely old trams and now have new, fast, sleek ones prowling up and down the prom. Efficient? Yes. Full of character? No! What a shame that progress sweeps aside the heritage of bygone days. 🙁
Even though the Illuminations Season doesn’t start until the Autumn evenings draw in, there were still plenty of preparations happening for the displays.
Alistair met up with a friend from childhood – none other than Basil Brush – BOOM! BOOM!
And we might have indulged in a huge milkshake at the café in Stanley Park during a particularly thirsty caching trip!
Here are the rest of the images from around Blackpool:
We also had a long walk around Fleetwood, the first time we had been that far north on the Peninsula, which had plenty of sand and unexpected sunshine!
Sunday was grey and blustery but the forecast was for better things. So Alistair and I headed to Fleetwood for a walk to find some tupperware. It turned out to be quite warm and sunny so we enjoyed the stroll.
The long stretches of sand provided ample opportunity for a bit of Beachcombing, both by us and the Cybermen! Here are the rest of the images from the day: