Archive for the ‘The Seaside’ Category

Solstice

03Jul20

Thankfully the ability to travel a little further happened just before the summer solstice. Leaving Mrs Weir to continue her admirable efforts to sleep, I left the house just after 3am to drive up to the North Norfolk coast and sit and watch the sun come slowly up. The weather forecast the previous day had […]


Lost At Sea

09May20

Although I’m extraordinarily lucky in respect of where I live (and who I live with) one of the things I’m missing more than anything else is the opportunity to stare out to sea. I look forward to being reacquainted at some point soon (although if you’re reading this and also happen to work for Her […]


Next The Sea

24Aug19

An early (and misty) start to the day in Cley*. Early in order to avoid the incoming heat and those seeking to embrace it. *Locally pronounced Cly, in the same way as Costessey is Cossy, Wymondham is Wind’m and Happisburgh Hayzbruh. No idea whether other counties have the same desire to confuse however it appears […]


Seaside Snaps

05Jul19

According to this recent piece in The Independent, Hunstanton is the 9th most popular seaside town in 2019. The cynic in me suggests that the locations listed are probably in reasonable proximity to a Best Western hotel, given that they are responsible for the research, but I’m sure that can’t possibly be the case. However […]


Off The Map

07Apr17

I like to think there is a certain amount of rhyme in my reason, although it appears that despite that belief I’m often still sat here staring into space. Others make far more sense of it than me. Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, in a TED talk entitled Cloudy with a Chance of Joy, justifies […]


Seaside Special

26Feb17

At the tail end of last week Mrs Weir and I spent a few days in Brighton to celebrate another passing year. And as ever we decided to do so beside the seaside.  


Good Lobsters

02Feb17

When Daniel Defoe visited Cromer he was underwhelmed, “Cromer is a market town close to the shore of this dangerous coast. I know nothing it is famous for except good lobsters.” I visited last Saturday and whilst I can confirm that Cromer is still a town close to the shore of the coast, I can’t vouch […]


I do love a pier. In fact I have to be honest and say that a holiday without a visit to a least one of Britain’s remaining piers never really feels like a holiday. I managed to miss outlining details of our recent expedition back to the “the finest seaside resort in Western Europe”, and in fact […]


Sailing By

24Apr15

Haven’t been feeling at all myself this week so an evening with the tremendous Mrs Weir out on the Norfolk coastline was a fine way to spend a few hours. Sadly the forecast appears to have stalled at ‘moderate, occasionally poor’ so I may have to repeat the exercise in order to ensure the weather improves a […]


A year ago today I posted the text below along with a couple of pictures of Dunstanburgh Castle (including the one above). The view of the castle across Embleton Bay is one which I’ve had the chance to enjoy many times over the years, and as panoramas go I think it’s one that’s going to be […]