Lost in Thought

By steveng

Hunstanton Cliffs

We decided to return from Norfolk a day early as the weather is going downhill and Friday looks to be quite windy, to the point where cycling won't be fun and as we were bombarded by acorns over the past couple of nights we would have needed to move the MH anyway. 

As you may know,  I am a bit of a science fan so when Gill suggested a stop-off at Hunstanton to see the cliffs that seemed like a good way to avoid this just being a travelling day.   Despite the Turneresque sky it was not too windy down on the beach but with the tide having not long turned I was having to be careful not to get wet feet.

The cliffs themselves are a geological SSSI and show three distinct layers,  white (limestone) Ferriby chalk at the top, then a red chalk layer, red due to iron (limonite) ore, and Carstone (sandstone) at the bottom.   More info here.

Gill collected a variety of seaweed and pebbles from the strand-line so both art and science were equally satisfied with the stop-off :-)

We arrived home earlier than we expected and have unloaded the motorhome.  I'll stick to my original plan an go through the Wide Wednesday entries and publish the results in my blip tomorrow.

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