Archive for the ‘The Seaside’ Category

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 […]


That was a week that was. So a Sunday morning spent reacquainting ourselves with the North sea.