Friday, 30 November 2018

Norfolk Holiday Sept 2018 pt 1 Brancaster and Wells

We are going on holiday for a week in the van,  were supposed to be going up to Scotland but the weather forecast was not looking good,  It appeared a storm was on its way and the Norfolk coast looked like the best option.      With the van we can just go in the best direction and move around easily.
Firstly on Saturday evening it is the Arley Hall firework champions event , so after I got home from work we drove down to watch the displays.  Here are a few images from the evening.
All canon 5dsr and 17 - 40L        shutter speeds between 1 and 3 seconds f8 - f10.

Sunday morning and we are leaving for Norfolk,  our first destination is going to be Brancaster , stopping at Deepdale Backpackers campsite for the night.   After a trouble free journey we are set up in the campsite.

Its early evening and we have walked down to the shore, a quick shot of this old barge on the marsh before we walk along to Brancaster Staithe .It looked a good subject but the light is just no good.

Having not managed to shoot a decent image at the previous location on the camera,  Brancaster is a much more interesting place, old and newish boats moored up and with the tide out interesting mud flats,  unfortunately its too windy to fly the drone but some long exposures on the 5dsr and Lee big stopper should produce something.

5dsr, 17-40 L   90 seconds, f14 

I cant find a decent location for sunset, as it is setting inland and I don't think it will be a good one.
                                    Back at the van half hour later and I was wrong!   Oopps

The following morning we have packed up and driven a couple miles down the road to Burnham Overy Staithe.    There is a Windmill only about ten minutes walk so we are going to take a look first.  Walking along the Staithe past these boats the weather is not looking good so far, but is supposed to be blue sky and sun!!

There is the Windmill ,  Tower Windmill its called, but the light is rubbish so not worth walking any further to get closer.   a selfi then ……..

And a long shot with 400mm lens, a b&w conversion still doesn't make it much better.   never mind!

                        Having walked back to the Staithe the sun has started breaking through .

                                 A nice walk along the marshes with the Terrible Twosome.

                                     The forecast was correct ,  warm sunny blue sky now .

            Back at the van , wine time for Jan ……………….

We have now driven down the coast to Wells-next-the-sea ,  time to give the Terrible Twosome a good run and swim .
                                                             They are Straight into the sea!

                                          Look at the size of this beach!   and huge Norfolk skies .

After a good run and swim, Chester is knackered, he doesn't like the heat and is sheltering in the shade of these beautiful beach huts.  I cannot believe how warm it is today!

                                    A couple of dslr images of these wonderful beach huts

Leaving Wells its a short drive to our campsite for the next 2 evenings near Sheringham.

and another great sunset missed !   Doh!

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