Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Round Up of Norfolk


A final  photo selection from our foray into Norfolk

In Blakeney narrow  streets, from an era when boats ruled the world not motorcars,


And when catching the tide was more important than catching the bus.

cottages 2


A rather fetching wall plaque, with a meandering hollyhock, it has a art deco vibe, do you think?


ship plaque art deco-

The admirable 14th century craftsmanship of the ribbed brick vaulting in  Blakeney Guildhall


Some very pretty little costal flowers,can anyone tell me what they are?

costal flowers_

The RNLI station at Wells Wells lifeboat station

Then off down the coast to Cromer

Cromer lifeguard_

Cromer Pier

Cromer pier_

The sort of seaside vista, familiar from my childhood*

Cromer 2

Although it was always the west coast, Lytham St Annes and Fleetwood for my family, but never Blackpool, considered too vulgar… even in the 1960’s

Cromer pier 2


Time for home.


*Although I always hankered for a seaside holiday with rock pools, so I could complete my I Spy the Seashore book.

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

9 thoughts on “Round Up of Norfolk

  1. Rock pools are essential. We went to Southwold as children and our parents threw us in at one of the beach and fished us out at the other as the currents swept us along.

  2. A wonderful selection of pictures. That brickwork is real craftsmanship. We always had a seaside holiday, usually on the south coast, but sometimes on the east, and I always had fun rock pooling if I could.
    Your orange-red flowers look like Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis). xx

  3. Lovely trip. Thanks for taking us along!

  4. IhavelovedlookingatyourpicturesofNorfolkIwasbornthereandspent42yearsinmostlyNorthNorfolkIamnowlivinginCanadaontheprairiesaverydifferentlandscape

  5. I was going to say Scarlet Pimpernel myself. Lovely photos. You do have an eye . . .

  6. Thanks for taking us along on your wonderful holiday in Norfolk. You’ve showed some unusual and fascinating shots. That brickwork, for example, is amazing!

    When I lived in Cumbria as a youngster, we would visit Silloth (Solway Firth) often, going on the steam train…(how old am I anyway??_ and I have a very clear memory of being awestruck by the Blackpool Illuminations Since then, I’ve always loved colourful lights ~

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