Chris Wormald – A Photographer's travel blog.

England: Norfolk Niceties

Late afternoon, East Beach, Cromer.

Late afternoon, East Beach, Cromer.

Another area of the UK that appears on lists of images required from time to time, is East Anglia, which historically means Norfolk and Suffolk. Parts of the bordering counties of East Cambridgeshire, the Fens, South Lincolnshire and Essex) are now included.

Evening, Cromer from the Pier.

Evening, Cromer from the Pier.

East Anglia is a flat land with big skies, wonderful cycling country if one avoids the busy main roads.

Maybe, when I have a mind to, I will expand this page to include other counties, until then this page has Norfolk photos taken during a decade of occasional visits.

Cley-next-the-Sea, windmill and creek.

Cley-next-the-Sea, windmill and creek.

The North coast of Norfolk is an atmospheric place with some interesting towns, of which Cromer is the most well known; a “seaside” town with a fine pier, great beaches and an extraordinary number of fish and chip shops/cafes. Cromer Crabs are famous and the beach boats working from East Beach are an attraction in their own right.

As the town faces north, the early morning and evening sun shines along the beach cross-lights the town and pier dramatically with fantastic skies, if one is lucky, those are the times to get the camera ready.

Harbour, Wells-next-the Sea, Norfolk

Harbour, Wells-next-the Sea, Norfolk

Next door, Sheringham is pretty and further along the coast Blakeney, Wells-next-the-Sea and Hunstanton are well worth exploring, as are the creeks and coastal villages. Bird watchers love the semi tidal, nature reserves thronging with winged creatures and there are opportunities to go afloat on seal hunts from many a quayside.

Evening at Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Evening at Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Norwich Library, bold and new in the Medieval city.

Norwich Library, bold and new in the Medieval city.

Caister Castle Near Great Yarmouth.

Caister Castle Near Great Yarmouth.

Sandringham Estate, Norfolk.

Sandringham Estate, Norfolk.

Inland and relatively easy to reach are the famously boaty, Norfolk Broads (very congested in high summer, but lovely out of season), the Queen’s estate of Sandringham, set in lovely gardens and the City of Norwich, with a magnificent cathedral, churches and some fine medieval streets (and shopping)!

Evening racing at Horning, Norfolk Broads.

Evening racing at Horning, Norfolk Broads.

Oxburgh Hall, one of Norfolk's fine country houses.

Oxburgh Hall, one of Norfolk’s fine country houses.

Broadland, Windpump, evening

Broadland, Windpump, evening

Glimpses of old Norfolk, there for those who look.

Glimpses of old Norfolk, there for those who look.

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