A forest on the beach

August 16th, 2014, 3pm

The east and north coasts of Norfolk are beautiful. And yes, I say that as a statement of fact, not an opinion. OK, I suppose that does sound a bit arrogant, but I would be very surprised if you could find many who would disagree.

Dunes are one feature that you’ll find on parts of this coast, and the miniature forest shown in the picture above was in Caister, along that fringe where dune and open beach intermingle with little care for formal boundaries.

My knowledge of flora is extremely limited, so I’ve no idea what this plant is, but as I got up close to take some pictures I couldn’t help but admire the beautiful form and colour. You have to be resilient and tenacious to survive along this coast, the most easterly part of the UK, exposed to frequent North Sea storms and gales.

But this little fella seems to be an expert and is doing just fine!

Porter and David Wade said thanks.

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Adrian Tribe

A follower of Jesus Christ, a husband and father, a Kentish Man (not a Man of Kent), a commuter to London

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