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Repair Newie

Cromer is pulling itself together after last December’s storm surge. When the Canes croxorum and I took advantage of the sunshine earlier today to investigate, we found that the beach huts were, in general, assuming a more upright state, though … Continue reading

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Another Mystery Bone For You To Identify

A while ago I posted a beachcombing of a bone found on the East Beach at Cromer, which my Friend Mr P. V. of Lewisham (who regularly entertains such images in his blog, Zygoma) identified as the humerus of a … Continue reading

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Tolkien in Cromer

I knew that J. R. R. Tolkien had once visited Norwich, but imagine my shock and awe at the news, communicated by my friend Mr M. A.-B. – colleague, fellow Tolkienist and translator into German of The Science of Middle-earth -  that … Continue reading

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Skate

This is not a skate. It is something else. Possibly a cod, or, notwithstanding inasmuch as which, a haddock*, pictured on Cromer East Beach earlier today. Cod is Dead – Nietzsche I mentioned skate for a different reason, namely and … Continue reading

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Country Life

The global economy is in tatters; the Eurozone teeters on the brink; much of Africa is starving; thousands are massacred in Syria; and Israel and Iran edge towards war. Meanwhile, in Norfolk…

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Crabs

Last weekend the environs of North Norfolk were infested by played host to the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival. Cromer’s turn was Saturday, but I missed it as I was too busy in my shed listening to tapes … Continue reading

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The Return Of Yet Another Mystery Fish For You To Identify

Earlier this evening I was on the beach with a number of people and dogs, the human contingent comprising (apart from myself) Messrs M. P.. W. P. and O. P. of Cromer, together with Miss G. P. of Cromer, and … Continue reading

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Ceci N’Est Pas Un Homard

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Yet Another Mystery Fish For You To Identify

The deeps really are yielding their secrets at the moment. First there was this. Then there was this. And today there was this. Here is the whole thing, stem to stern – it’s about 30cm long. And here is a … Continue reading

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Another Mystery Fish For You To Identify

Here’s a fishy tail I found on Cromer beach today. Here’s a detail. The skin is very rough, and those spines are wickedly sharp – they look (and feel) like the thorns on a rose bush, and thereby hangs a … Continue reading

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