heacham and hunstanton norfolk

Along the sea wall – pt 1

Estuary English, travel photography

This year was the 60th anniversary of the great flood of 1953 that inundated large parts of the East Anglian Coast and the Thames Estuary, killing 307 people.

As part of the sea defences against a re-occurence of such tragedy, a long sea wall was built between Heacham and Hunstanton in Norfolk. It’s become a bit of a promenade, with people camping out on the beach, sitting on the steps or simply wandering along in the sunshine (or rain) between the small town of Heacham and the Victorian seaside resort of Hunstanton.  My eye is often caught by the way people gather together in little groups to look at the view – almost as if they’re posing for a family portrait….

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