Archive for the ‘The Seaside’ Category

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 […]