Spring has officially arrived carried on an eclipsed sun and high tides. Not that we got to see much of the eclipse in Norfolk as we were under cloud cover.
Sunday offered the better weather for the weekend so a trip to Happisburgh was in order. Leaving the car on the Beach Road Car Park, a brisk walk along the coastal path towards the Lifeboat station soon cleared our cobwebs away.
The path along here is quite rough and parts of it are very close to the eroded cliffs. A nightmare for walkers with young children I bet. To the left a rough sea was receding from the shore line, while to the right the well ploughed field was home to some tuneful, if invisible, birds.
At the Lifeboat Station a left turn down the ramp takes us to the beach where pools of water captured in the groynes drain melodically onto the sand and stones. Fishermen line the water’s edge while happy dogs chase tossed balls and wagging tails.
Despite the roughish sea the weather itself is relatively calm with a light breeze just helping to keep what little sun there is warm enough to talk of the summer to come.
Up the ramp at Beach Road and into the village for a ploughman’s lunch at the Hill House Pub where the roaring fire unfairly suggests a cold day, so we tuck ourselves away in the cooler Dining Room and, surrounded by a small collection of clocks, discuss times past and future.