I have just had the tremendous pleasure of meeting and staying with a couple of blogging friends in Cley next the Sea in North Norfolk. Many of you will know Hanne and Klausbernd from their blog, The World According to Dina. We’ve had a fabulous week of hospitality, photography and great conversations over some lovely meals in this very beautiful area of the country.
North Norfolk is somewhere I visited as a teenager and haven’t been back since. I’m so glad to have had the chance to visit now. I’ll be posting a little bit from Norfolk over the next couple of weeks but for now, here’s a taster. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Dina and Klausbernd and to encourage other bloggers to meet when they can. For me it’s always been such a positive and rewarding experience and this was no exception. I will now be catching up with all your blogs over the next week so bear with me.. :-)
North Norfolk is amazing. It was a toss up between moving there or Cornwall. Cornwall won mainly because we couldn’t afford anything on that wonderful salt marsh coastline and inland seemed a bit of a compromise. Be nice to see your photos from there Adrian. And I’m sure it was fun in Cley :-D
July 2, 2016 at 6:50 pm
It was Jude thank you. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit and the salt marsh coastline made for some great photo opportunities. Blakeney, Wells next the Sea, Cley, Holkham all so very beautiful along with dozens of small villages around. I will definitely be going back. :-)
July 3, 2016 at 8:36 am
Norfolk – beautiful big skies. Love this photo, look forward to seeing more over the next couple of weeks. My father is from Norfolk so it’s great to see this.
July 2, 2016 at 6:55 pm
Thank you Simon! Big skies indeed. The perfect landscape to give my 14-24mm lens a good workout. Thoroughly enjoyed revisiting Norfolk after all those years and rediscovering what a very beautiful county it is. :-)
July 3, 2016 at 8:32 am
Sounds like such a great trip, Adrian. I love everything about this image. :)
July 2, 2016 at 7:49 pm
It really was a lovely week Sylvia and thank you, I’m so glad you like the photo! :-)
July 3, 2016 at 8:30 am
Thank you SO much for turning the last week into something very, very special for all four of us! It was great having you here and we are looking forward to more, Adrian. And yes, I can only confirm what you write, everyone should take the opportunity and get to meet fellow bloggers, it’s most rewarding indeed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me so much advice and teaching how to take further steps as far as photography is concerned.
Hanne & Klausbernd
July 2, 2016 at 8:13 pm
You’re so very welcome Hanne. Thank you and Klausbernd for being the perfect hosts. As I said in the post, it really was a wonderful week and I’m already looking forward to when we can do it all again. :-) x
July 3, 2016 at 8:29 am
We too! 😀 Have a wonderful Sunday! 😊😊
July 3, 2016 at 8:50 am
And you! :-) x
July 3, 2016 at 8:58 am
Over the past five years I’ve met six fellow bloggers: four who were visiting Austin (Texas) individually at various times; one when I was in east Texas last year; one when I visited Illinois this June; and one half a world away in Christchurch, New Zealand, whom my wife and I stayed with for three days and had a wonderful time. Let’s hope there will be more to come.
August 20, 2016 at 7:32 am
It is nice to meet up with fellow bloggers isn’t it. It’s always struck me how clearly people’s characters come through in their blogs. You just know you’re going to get along even before you meet!
August 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm
Beautiful shot. Looking forward to more photos.
July 2, 2016 at 9:41 pm
Thank you very much! :-)
July 3, 2016 at 8:27 am
Yes, I know the feeling of meeting someone you’ve connected with online, finally, in person – it sounds like it was a feast all around. I look forward to hearing about it…
July 3, 2016 at 12:30 am
I know you’ve just recently met Patti and had a similar very positive experience. It really was a feast all round Lynn, thank you!
July 3, 2016 at 8:27 am
Lovely photo, Adrian. Sounds like you had a great time in Norfolk. What a lovely idea to meet up for real with other like-minded bloggers.
July 3, 2016 at 8:32 am
Thank you Isabella, it was great to meet Hanne and Klausbernd and get to know them in person after following each others blogs for so long. I knew we would get on and we really did. :-)
July 3, 2016 at 8:39 am
That’s amazing. I’m really pleased for you.
July 3, 2016 at 8:40 am
July 3, 2016 at 8:57 am
Fabulous photo indeed and beautifully framed. Top class.
July 3, 2016 at 10:12 am
Thank you very much Paula! Much appreciated. :-)
July 3, 2016 at 12:10 pm
I’m glad you enjoyed your stay in Norfolk, Adrian. I know Hanne and Klausbernd very well and have visited Cley several times, it was always a bliss. Is this Weybourne beach on your beautiful photo?
Greetings from Stockholm,
July 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Thank you very much Annalena. Well spotted. This is the beach at Weybourne. One of many very beautiful places we visited whilst in Cley. :-)
July 4, 2016 at 7:43 am
Fantastic depth to that sky Adrian, and what an unusual colour. Never been to Norfolk, but it’s on the ever growing list.
July 3, 2016 at 5:15 pm
Thank you Mark! Norfolk is a great place to take a camera. I know what you mean about an ever growing list of places to visit.. :-)
July 4, 2016 at 7:44 am
It’s wonderful to meet blogging buddies in the flesh (so to speak). It feels as though you’ve been friends for a long time through their posts, knowing you already have so much in common. It also adds another dimension to their blogs. As for the teaser you gave us. It’s lovely. Can’t wait for more.
July 3, 2016 at 8:12 pm
Thank you Gunta! It is indeed great to meet people that you’ve got to know through blogging. We really had a great week. :-)
July 4, 2016 at 8:11 am
I’m so happy for you. What great adventures you’re having.
July 4, 2016 at 3:12 pm
Life has been fairly full these last couple of years! I’m really enjoying these adventures and feel very lucky to be having them. Thank you Gunta! :-)
July 5, 2016 at 11:49 am
Really beautiful beach photo!! Love the moody colours. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your photos!
July 4, 2016 at 11:42 am
Thank you Mercedes! I really did enjoy my time in North Norfolk and am looking forward to a time when I can visit again. :-)
July 5, 2016 at 11:52 am
Beautiful, as always, Adrian…will look forward to more treasures from your weekend.
And you may remember, that our dear friend, Gunta, and I spent a short afternoon together a few years ago when I was living in Salt Lake City. It was not near enough time, but it was a treat that I won’t forget.
July 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm
Thank you Scott. I do remember you meeting Gunta and I can imagine it really was a treat. There are so many people blogging who I’d like to meet and spend some time with, Gunta and yourself included.
July 5, 2016 at 11:51 am
You’re very welcome….and that would be quite a treat, Adrian…a real treasure….
July 31, 2016 at 7:07 pm
Perhaps it’ll happen one day, you never know! :-)
July 31, 2016 at 8:14 pm
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Have been following them forever Adrian, how fun that you’ve met! I am in Canada this week and will meet 2 other bloggers I love so agree wholeheartedly that hook-ups w e-friends is terrific. Lovely teaser!
July 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm
Thank you Tina! Have a great time! :-)
July 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm
Beautiful view and dramatic skies.
July 5, 2016 at 5:44 pm
Thank you very much Lou! We had some great skies for photography when I was in Norfolk. Cloudy skies generally make for better photographs although most people prefer clear blue ones. :-)
July 5, 2016 at 6:34 pm
Amaizing beach…you visit amaizing places, where you capture amaizing photos…it is nice to see that on Earth existing this amaizin places…
July 8, 2016 at 8:25 am
Thank you very much. Yes, you’re right, it is good to see that we still have so many beautiful places in the world and we get to visit so many of them through our blogs. :-)
July 8, 2016 at 10:37 am
Your pictures make the cold look so beautiful!
July 8, 2016 at 8:59 pm
Thank you Debbie! Much appreciated! :-)
July 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm
A wonderful photo—almost you new kind of minimalistic imagery. Hope to see you in Norfolk next year. :-)
July 16, 2016 at 6:37 pm
Thank you Otto. I could see a lot of scope to explore minimalism more on the North Norfolk coast. I hope to see you in Norfolk too! That would be great! :-)
July 17, 2016 at 6:26 am
July 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm
You’re very kind Lou! Thank you! :-)
July 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm
In June I spent some time on the shore of Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes in the northern United States. Your photograph reminds me of it.
August 20, 2016 at 7:17 am
Interesting! Somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit Steve. Thank you for your comment!
August 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm
In particular, the clouds and dark sky in your picture recalled the way I saw Lake Michigan on my first evening there:
I hope you make it to the Great Lakes.
August 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm
The place to be
August 25, 2016 at 9:32 pm
It certainly is Lou thank you. I’m currently visiting for a second time and enjoying it very much! :-)
August 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm