Sunrise over Blakeney Marsh

I woke early and went in search of daybreak.  Standing on the deck of the old houseboat at Blakeney Marsh and looking East towards Cley, I could hear the waves rolling on the sea bank and the birds calling to the light.  The first glimpse of the Sun’s orange and red disc silhouetted the mechanical arm of a digger, now paused in its work of rebuilding the flood defences.

Two bait diggers were walking back down the harbour channel, just ahead of the incoming tide.  I always imagine sunrise to be a quiet time, but instead it is filled with all the excited cries of nature, while most humans remain silently slumbering in bed.

The video was recorded on my phone (a Moto X) and sped up 8x.

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