Picture of the day – Cleethorpes [2018]

It was a splendid day today in 2018, the sun was out, the sky was blue and Prince Harry was getting married to an American. What more could a British person want?  A trip to the seaside for Fish and Chips you say? Perfect!

And so that is what we did. You can read about it all here

For other seaside related photographs consider the BesideTheSeaside group on Reddit [https://www.reddit.com/r/besidetheseaside]

Picture of the Day: On the Beach – 2014

Forty years ago, if someone had said your camera can take video pictures, you would have probably have asked how the cassette fitted into the back of the camera. Six years ago, it appears that I was exploring Norfolk and the sleepy town of Sherringham with my camera phone. Today’s picture is a video taken of the roughish North Sea at Sherringham.

The North Sea at Sherringham – April 2014

Sherringham itself is a quaint little place. Located on the north Norfolk coast about five miles outside of Cromer, it hails boutique shops, hipster cafes and high property values to match its upper-middle class pretentions. There are a few restaurants for evening pre-theatre holiday sustenance as well as a fish and chip shop for those wanting to rough it like the commoners. It also boasts some of the best crab outside of Cromer but then where in Norfolk doesn’t?

Taking it for a Spin

With all this lovely weather and lock down, I suggested to Mrs Gnomepants v2.0 that we sit next to each other at the dining table in the kitchen for three hours with the laptop open on Google Streetview and “drive” to Cromer virtually. This would mean her sitting next to me sewing while I swear at unseen drivers and listen to terrible music.

We could then have fish fingers and chips (in lieu of Mary Jane’s fish & chips), take a walk to the garage (in lieu of visiting the pier) and then do the return journey.

My suggestion was met with derision.

Shame really. I’d also thought about putting some pink cotton wool on a stick, making doughnuts and teaching the cat how to knock pennies off the table.