April 15, 2012

north norfolk coast


The north norfolk coast. A breath of fresh air, literally and figuratively. This is why I love it so much.


Huge, nearly empty beaches stretching away to even more expansive skies.


Dunes and tide lines in the sand



Sunlight catching the ripples of tidal pools and creeks,


Sweet little beach huts,




and endless unspoilt, ancient villages built almost entirely of flint and boasting village churches the size of small cathedrals, many right by the sea.


The wild north sea was pounding the pebble beach further along the coast at Salthouse.




I wish I had had more than my iphone camera to do justice to these views, but I feel I have had a whole long weekend of oxygen therapy! These wide open spaces and amazing light - they are so replenishing somehow, they give space physically, but also mentally to ponder and think and see things more in perspective...

and there is nothing like seeing my nine year old race along the beach with his hound and his dad!




yep,


Happy days! x

23 comments:

  1. Looks like it was a lovely day. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wow, what's not to love about this place......gorgeous blue sky and beach pics have me searching frantically for my passport...

    Checked out your new website Belinda and it looks great...very stylish, best of luck with it...

    Claire :}

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  3. Big skies. I live somewhere landlocked and pretty flat. The sky just isn't big here and sometimes I miss it.

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  4. So pretty :) I think we're long overdue a camping trip to North Norfolk.

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  5. Just as I remember it, Norfolk is so diverse as you say and the health benefits of visiting places like it are enormous, "Blue Sky Thinking"
    is just as you describe, total relaxation and space to think, slow time.
    Sooo pleased you enjoyed this time with your family.

    Lisa

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  6. Lovely photos Belinda, especially the one of your son with his Daddy and Rolo... they look so happy.
    Julie x

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  7. You took all those photos with your IPhone? Amazing and so beautiful there.

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  8. Amazing. I would love to visit there.

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  9. Hello Belinda, How beautiful, I can smell the sunshine and the sea- breezes! I'm glad you had such a wonderful weekend. Jane xx

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  10. Who needs a camera when you do so well with your IPhone. Beautiful!

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  11. Wonderful pics, brings back many memories as I was brought up on that coast. I still have a deep love for space and huge skies!

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  12. Lovely. It is sooo lovely there. My friends have a cottage in Wells so have been a few times. Happy memories with lots of kids, bright blue skies and long cycle rides. Glad you are feeling refreshed x

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  13. We just had our oxygen fix up in Scotland and I agree, there is something about the sea and the sky that really replenishes something in you. Particularly if the sun is shining too. Happy days indeed, Ax

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  14. This is how uneducated some (well, me) Americans are ... I had no idea there were any beaches like that in England. Simply gorgeous and so NOT overbuilt and ticky tacky with vendors like so many eastern beaches are now.

    Would love to spend a few days there and recharge. Glad you had a good time!

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  15. wow those beaches, ours are full of stones and pebbles!!

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  16. oxygen therapy. ahhhh, just what i need. this beach is my kind of beach. no people! southern california beaches are beautiful but too crowded. i feel better just looking at these images. xo janet

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  17. Beautiful pictures of the ocean. How I love cloud pictures too.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  18. What great pics, not bad at all from an iphone. I have never been over to that side of the country, how mad is that!! It looks gorgeous though, so I think I will have to get my butt sorted and get other there. I love big empty beaches and one of my favorite ones is Saunton Sands in Devon, beautiful.

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  19. Living in South Norfolk, obviously I recognise all these places and you have reminded me that I must get up there one weekend soon for some much needed replenishment! Amazing photos ... from a phone?? XCathy

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  20. Thanks so much for all the norfolk coast appreciation! I have to say the iphone camera is amazingly good for a phone! It has been pouring with rain ever since we got back, so we lucked out on the sunshine up there! x

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  21. Inspiring photos Belinda. I love North Norfolk and its huge skies. One of my most favourite places in the UK. You were SO lucky with the weather!

    Jeanne
    x

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