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tonybwb
Jan-01-2013 @ 8:16 PM                           Permalink
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New Year’s Day.  Given the reports of thefts from boats we thought we ought to collect batteries etc from our boat at Waxham. Or we could join the grandchildren at the Parade in London. Eight miles of traffic jams, crushing into tubes, pushing through crowds, or 134 miles on glorious empty roads to the boat? No contest.
All was normal until our usual stop at the public loos in Martham (thanks to whoever opens these so regularly-they are just the right distance from home!) When I tried to rejoin the road, there was a constant stream (of traffic!). Never, even in the summer had we seen so many cars in Martham. The road  between Horsey and Waxham was already busy with parked cars, all the mud tracks to the beach were full, and crowds could be seen on top of the dunes. Trying to return about 1pm, there was actual gridlock, we had to turn round and return via Hickling (very nice ride by the way). Cars were parked on the roads and verges, and I think a number would have been stuck in the mud when they returned. Good thing or bad, I don’t really know. Good that families were out in the fresh air, bad that many just seemed to abandon their cars on the main road and cause problems for others (not us, we did not need to go that way we had an alternative). Good for the seals? I don’t know. I understand crowds are kept away from them and their babies. Anyway, it was a bit of a shock for us, we could have got through our part of London in less time that it took us to get from Waxham to Potter, and we can’t often say that! Anyway, we enjoyed our day and we hope that whatever you did today, you enjoyed it.  We are not complaining, just seeing the irony of it all.


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Jan-01-2013 @ 9:26 PM                           Permalink
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We to nearly got stuck in all the traffic, we abandoned our trip
to Winterton beach as cars where just everywhere so headed
for Sea Palling, on the way going through Waxham the amount
of cars was busier than the summer, even the police were
out trying to direct traffic, I'm surprized we even
got through, still once at the beach we had a lovely
walk & my dog had a great run. So what was it
that everyone was there for, I would be interested
to know  Smile

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Jan-01-2013 @ 9:45 PM                           Permalink
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I think its seals on the beaches having their cubs. Not exactly sure of the time scale of when these things happen. Definately worse than the summer!

tony b

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Jan-01-2013 @ 9:49 PM                           Permalink
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I thought the pupping time for seals was end of October early November, are they still on land at this time of year?

Dave

if it is to be it is up to me!

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There are still seal pups on the beach. There have been lots of them this year. Part of the problem is that the car park at Horsey Beach now has a parking charge, so a lot of people park on the approach roads and walk.
The seals were worth seeing this year.

Nigel
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Jan-01-2013 @ 11:21 PM                           Permalink
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No better further up the coast,no spaces in Happisbugh and the beach  was busy.Went to Walcott and  it was packed ,eventually got parked and had a walk, busier  than a bank holiday.We are lucky to be local so will try in the week when hopefully it will be better  Wink

Roy and Diane

Hope to see you on the river,

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Stephen Pullinger reporter with the Eastern Daily Press compiled a list of 10 of the best things to do over the Christmas Holiday, number one was to visit the Seals on Horsey beach..
It caused havoc in the area, the road was blocked, local residents being verbable abused, not a happy time for the Seal Mums and their Pups..
Thank goodness it's rainging today !

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Just been an article on the local BBC news, over 30,000 visitors since November.  Could explain the problems on the roads.

Doug.

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Waxham wasn't the only place to see this sort of phenomenon, went for a walk along my local seafront, haven't seen it that busy in the height of summer, can only put it down to the fact that a big shiny ball appeared in the sky, don't know what it was although looking in history books appears it may once have been call 'sun'

Happy New Year one and all

Hugh

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This was on "Look East" BBC TV all day yesterday so it will be even worse next weekend. The Wardens were saying that they wish to limit disturbance so the BBC give it the maximum exposure possible. I give up!!

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