Commencing a New Photography Project – Norfolk – in Memory of Raine Thompson

Living in rural Cambridgeshire, I have enjoyed visiting places across the county and taking photographs. However, despite living relatively close to Norfolk, I’m rather embarrassed to admit that I’ve rarely visited Norfolk, apart from day trips to Hunstanton and Norwich. Well better late than never!

Sam's wedding (Apr 2016)

My friends Nick and Raine (shown above) adored the North Norfolk coast, and we had plans to visit together. We spent many hours over dinner discussing where to visit, eat and stay. Sadly, Raine died suddenly in September 2019, aged only 58, and our plans never came to fruition. I’ve now set up a photo gallery for Norfolk – dedicated to Raine – and recently travelled to Morston, Blakeney, Wells-Next-the-Sea, Cromer and Holt to kickstart my new Norfolk photography project. You can view the new Norfolk gallery here:

Norfolk Photo Gallery |  Mark Heath Photography


All the photos below were taken with the Sony A1 camera and Sony 24mm F1.4 lens.

The National Trust owns Morston Quay (below), and provides a very handy car park. Car parking is free for National Trust members. Morston Quay is part of Blakeney National Nature Reserve.

Morston Quay, Norfolk (Sep 2021)

Morston Quay, Norfolk (Sep 2021)

A very short walk from Morston Quay is the highly-regarded Anchor Inn in Morston. This has been owned by the same, local family since 1839. We took advantage of the delicious lobster on the ‘Specials’ board (below).

Lobster at the Anchor Inn, Morston, Norfolk (Sep 2021)

For those who enjoy walking, there’s a really convenient, and beautiful, path between Morston and nearby Blakeney.

Blakeney Quay (below), according to the Blakeney Parish Council, “acts as the physical and possibly the spiritual centre of Blakeney in the same way that a village square might for other villages”. Blakeney contains lovely, pebble-covered cottages sloping up from the harbour. Nearby Blakeney Point is home to England’s largest grey seal colony.

Blakeney, Norfolk (Sep 2021)

We travelled from Blakeney to Wells-Next-the-Sea (below). Once a busy commercial port and manufacturing town, Wells-Next-the-Sea is now a popular seaside resort.

Wells-Next-the-Sea in Norfolk (Sep 2021)

Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk (Sep 2021)

Cromer (below) is a traditional seaside resort. Its pier is the only one in the UK that offers a traditional end-of-the-pier show. I couldn’t resist snapping the beach huts.

Windy Cromer Beach, Norfolk (Sep 2021)

Beach Huts at Cromer, Norfolk (Sep 2021)

If you fancy cooking your own scallops and king prawns, head over to the Hot Rocks Restaurant in Cromer for an interesting dining experience (below).

Scallops and King Prawns

Not far from Cromer is the historic Georgian town of Holt (below), which is home to many independent galleries, antique shops and cafes.

Holt, Norfolk (Sep 2021)

To view more Norfolk photos in full resolution, visit:

Norfolk Photo Gallery  |  Mark Heath Photography


Other pages you may be interested in:

Photo Gallery of Cambridgeshire | Photo Gallery of Cambridge | Photo Gallery of Cornwall  |  Photo Gallery of NorfolkBlog  |  Photo Galleries