It was Monday, we'd spent a couple of hours wandering in the drizzle at Great Yarmouth before deciding to call it a day and head back to the cottage. By late afternoon it was glorious, hazy sunshine, you wouldn't have thought that the day had been a washout. Perfect for an early evening stroll.
We parked in the National Trust car park which involved about a mile walk to reach the beach. There's sand dunes to the left but we decided to stick to the path.
There's signs of late summer around now. These blackberries are still to change colour.
The heather is in full bloom.
This pillbox has been left over from World War II.
I think this bird looks like a female chaffinch but I'm not convinced it is one. Does anyone have any ideas what it might be?
It took us about twenty minutes to walk the mile, I kept stopping to take photos, but eventually we arrived at the beach and it was a Wow! moment. All those seals basking on the shore. We saw the odd one on the beach near the cottage but to see them in this number was just amazing.
We kept well back, we didn't want to disturb the seals at all, and we had Archie with us too, though he was such a good boy. He wasn't interested in the least and didn't make any noise. I'm so pleased now that I bought a camera with a 60X zoom. We had this view to ourselves, there wasn't another soul nearby and it was just magical. I'll leave the narrative for now, there's not a lot I can say about each individual seal, though be warned that there's lots of photos. There's many more which haven't made it on to the blog.
For me, this was the highlight of the holiday. If you get the chance to visit Horsey Gap I would whole heartedly recommend it.
We made it back to the car park as daylight was fading and by the time we got back to the cottage it was pitch black with an almost full moon.
The perfect end to a perfect outing.