A day trip to Norfolk was on the cards recently with my friend and her grandchildren to take in a brisk easterly wind, autumn is truly on its way.
The object of the visit was to catch up with a few friends and to treat my friends grandchildren on a day out on the beach. So the decision was made to visit the beach at Horsey, why Horsey they ask?, hoping that some of the adult seals would be basking on the beach and getting prepared for the up coming delivery of the new cubs, not to be I’m afraid, the only sighting of seals was when they were bobbing about in the surf.
Horsey is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, within the Broads National Park and it is famous for a large colony of grey seals which can be seen all year round and it also has a very interesting Wind pump which happens to be the youngest Wind pump in the broads, been build by Dan England in 1912 and is in the care of the National Trust.
With the intent not to take many images, so I only took my Canon G-7x along for the day, saying that I glad I did as the seas were rough and it made some interesting pictures. once home I decided to go Monochrome for my final set, with the occasional colour pop in places I think this works considering the conditions of the day
As this was a quite autumnal day we only stayed for about an hour the kids loved it but us oldies feel the cold more then they did so it was a trip to nearby Hemsby for a warm cuppa and a bite to eat before making tracks back home.
Horsey beach is great for those who like the piece and the fast expanse of beach with hardly anybody there to disturb you, saying that in about 2 months time the place will be heaving with visitors hoping to capture nature at its best, seeing the first born seal cubs.