Sunset sooner, softer

The clocks went back at the weekend and suddenly the evening walk with the dog has become the afternoon walk again. The light was golden and soft today, diffused through the soft whisps of the marsh plants. Winter often provides the best sunsets. 

From our Instagram, @North.Sea.Living.

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Uncharted creeks with The Coastal Exploration Company

As October cools into November, there are fewer days when time, tide and weather favour adventuring on the marsh. When they arrive, you have to seize them – and this morning we did, voyaging through the uncharted creeks around Wells with The Coastal Exploration Company until the channels became too narrow to navigate, even for the traditional Norfolk crab boat My Girls. 

From our Instagram, @North.Sea.Living.

Sunrise time-lapse over Blakeney and Cley marshes

Sunrise timelapse over Blakeney and Cley marsh

The sun rises about a quarter past seven at this time of year, emerging from the low hills behind Cley as you look back across the fresh water marsh from Blakeney. If you’re lucky, you see the silhouette of Cley windmill emerging and the swaying reeds bathed in the glowing light.

This was shot as a video over about twenty minutes on a morning dog walk, then edited afterwards to speed it up.