Monday, 27 May 2013

A walk on the wild side

DB and I had a walk by ourselves this week. We chose to go to Cley next the Sea and parked in the RSPB Visitor's Centre. There was quite a lot of sea spray in the wind so we put on all our wet weather gear.

Most of the walk is featured on Walks II page but we came across some interesting plants so thought I would post about them here. The first picture shows some Sea Campion

 Below is some Yellow Horned Poppy but showing its flower buds.
Here is some very low growing Bird's Foot Trefoil.
There was also quite a lot of Alexander:
Just in case you were wondering how windy it was, in the gaps in the gravel mounds that protect the marshlands from the worst of the weather, it was very difficult to stay standing. This is the state of the sea:
The waves were around 5' tall and the picture doesn't do them justice. We were quite cold by the time we had walked around the perimeter of the reserve - around 3 miles. After changing we went to eat in the centre.


6 comments:

  1. Wow, that's quite a swell out there at sea, very windy as you say. I've been inland - at Bradenham(never knew it existed) and it has been lovely weather - three days in a row, two Bank Holidays - with all this stats crunching you'd think we'd get a 'hottest summer for 50 years' out of it, wouldn't you??

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    1. It has been lovely weather hasn't it. We were taking the air 7.30pm at sunny hunny and it certainly was - 20C!

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  2. That's some huge waves! Loved seing the plants :) I always enjoy looking closely at the flora whenever we visit the coast.

    Thanks for your kind comment on my crochet cushion :)

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    1. It was rough weather but we still enjoyed ourselves. Once you are wrapped up warmly, you can do most walks even in the depths of winter.

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  3. That does look a bit wild! It was really windy here yesterday and we had rain - same again today and it's cold too!

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    1. We were lucky to have 3 nice days but still haven't put out the tomato plants and my beans are only just showing! Cloudy today and slightly muggy so will expect some rain.

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