As I write this, I’m sitting in the bay window of my hotel room in Cromer with the North Sea crashing around outside. Right outside.
It’s now dark and the pier lights are illuminated. Glowing at the end of the pier sits the famous Cromer Lifeboat Station; the big one as it’s often known, largely due to it being home to the most decorated lifeboatman ever, Henry Blogg.
The Lifeboat Station and Henry Blogg are central to the community here. It’s tangible everywhere in this small town.
The monument to him at the cliff top ends by saying, “One of the bravest men who ever lived.”
Today (Saturday), having now visited four stations in my 237 station mission, I shall be working with the crew of this famous station and simply can’t wait to stand on the slipway at the end of the pier with my big ol’ camera and start making plates at the big one.
And what of the week just gone? Well, where do I start?
The last time I wrote was only a few days ago when I’d just visited Southwold.
So much has happened in the meantime and it’s all been perfect — so much so that I simply can’t get over it. Of course, I don’t want to get over it, I’m going to savour it for as long it’s here in my life…
Here are some highlights as I gear up towards the week ahead (the itinerary can be found at the end of this post):
The remaining itinerary for this inaugural trip:
- Cromer: Saturday 17th January
- Sheringham: Sunday 18th January
- Wells: Monday 19th January
- Hunstanton: Tuesday 20th January