Sunday 18 November 2012
In the November sunshine..
Visited James McCallum’s Christmas book launch and exhibition ‘The Long, Wild Shore’ is about Blakeney Point, which is poignant for me. My first visit to Norfolk was in August 1972 and this is where I stayed. Two weeks full board in the Lifeboat House with warden Ted Eales, his wife Betty and their two dogs. I came with my best friends, Neil Simpson and Paul Lewis. Being so close to Cley was a dream come true for us and we marched there and back every day, sustained by Betty’s excellent packed lunches. At the beginning and the end of the day we had the Point all to ourselves. There were impressive falls of birds to enjoy. One day we found a Greenish Warbler. What an idyllic place to have ended up! This experience was repeated the following August. And just 7 years later I moved to Norfolk.