Here we go again. England has joined the other nations of the Union (actually that is not true. Only Scotland is a nation: Wales is a Principality and Northern Ireland I believe is a province but I am not sure but that is a whole can of worms I don’t wish to open here!) and we are in lockdown. It isn’t as severe as the first but it is, nonetheless, very restrictive.
One of the restriction that has now been been put into place is the ability to travel. (Again the details are still a bit hazy but in principle was can’t travel all over England – I think?). So with this in mind I spent much of last day of freedom – probably until the New Year – travelling to and from the East Coast of England for the frivolous reason of taking in the sea air whilst at the same time taking some photographs.
When I got to Hunstanton it was strangely warmer than when I left home. Anyone who knows the North Sea coast will know that it can be really cold. Yesterday this wasn’t the case. We clearly live in interesting times!
It was also nice to bag a few shots of my personal bete noire (not sure this is right but I’m going go with it) the Fulmar. I have lost count of the months I have spent trying to capture half decent photographs of this bird as it glides effortlessly through the air above the cliffs only to come away mostly disappointed. Yet with modern technology it really isn’t that difficult anymore. Oh how life changes.
So hopefully it won’t be too long before I can venture out to the seaside once more but until that day comes I’m going to have to stay closer to home. Are well if this helps reduce the spread of the virus it is a small price to pay and we all have to try and do our bit!
It could be a long winter!