Alan C kindly supplied the following report and photographs concerning today’s CRAB low tide walk. It looks fun …!
CRAB Low Tide Walk:
At its last meeting, the Crab committee decided to offer low tide walks to distract the members from Coronavirus thoughts. Alan led one today and Tom is leading one tomorrow.
The group opted, by prior agreement, for a leisurely walk to the Watch House and back, expecting it to last about two hours plus stoppage time. As it happens, the sunscreen advice proved unnecessary, though the walking poles were very useful. Having taken the obligatory group photograph (socially distanced in family bubbles) we set off. The talk never stopped for one moment, which must say something about us…..
We paused to read the inscription on Cooke’s Posts in memory of Flt Lt Nicholas Gresham Cooke DFC (see photo)
Our first excursion towards the water was to walk down the mooring lines trying not to fall over. In fact, none of us fell over even once though Lynne did try! Walking along the Blakeney channel, north via the link channel until we reached the helpful signpost indicating the direction to Cley. Keeping on the south side of the Cley channel until the red channel marker lined up with the black mooring buoy, we spotted the path on the north side leading to Rat Hill and dry, mud free ground.
Now on the point, we continued our journey north and were not disappointed with the sight and sound of the rolling sea crashing onto the stony beach. Tony offered to hold Janet’s towel whilst she went for a dip but she declined his chivalrous gesture. With thunder rolling as well as the waves, the coffee stop was postponed until we reached the lee of the Watch House. The conversation went on unabated….
The first attempt to return was a sight seeing detour via the Watch House landing stage, this was abandoned, as the route was too muddy. The sensible homeward route was the exact reversal of the outward one.
Time taken two hours forty minutes.
There is a strong possibility that this walk or similar will be repeated
Many thanks to Catherine for bringing the first aid pack.