A few months ago, we were visiting friends in Cornwall. As we were driving to yet another lovely beach, I thought to myself ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to live this close to the coast? I’d be at the beach every chance I got!’
It was only on the eight hour drive back to Norfolk that I realised that:
We live in Norwich, which is about half an hour from a huge amount of beaches
Every time my wife suggests we go to the beach I refuse
I’m usually a bit slow to connect the dots on things like this so it’s no surprise that it took me so long to have this realisation, but it’s interesting how it took going to the other side of the country to hammer home how much we had on our doorstep.
So, I’ve made a spreadsheet (in my line of work this is how almost everything starts) and we’re going to start crossing them off. I’ve lived in Norfolk most of my life, apart from a few years spent in London for university, so I’ve visited most of the beaches in the county, but some of them not for 20 or so years. It’s going to be fun to rediscover some places I’ve not been to for decades and visit some new ones.
So, first up is Mundesley. I don’t have much to say about it, really. It’s a lovely beach, and on the day we visited there were lots of groups swimming and then doing apres-swim drinks at the beach huts. There were also lots of RNLI volunteers being trained, so I got a few shots of their drills.
Here are the rest of my five frames, all taken with a Leica M2, 7artisans 50mm 1.1 and Kodak Colorplus aka my usual film shooting setup.