Today, Wednesday 20 March, is the day of the Vernal Equinox, or the first day of spring to you and me. Although you might not know it by stepping outside or looking out the window, that means that winter is officially over and so too – until the next time that the weather gets colder and the nights get longer at least – is Norfolk Winter.
A low sun over Castle Acre Castle creates a stunning winter scene. Credit: Nick Ford
Those of you who have followed us from the start will know that we’ve aimed to cover a wide range of winter related advice, activities and information, from Christmas meals to grey seals and from snowstorms to how to keep warm.
So for our final post we thought we’d do a bit of a round-up to paint a picture of this winter in Norfolk. And do keep reading on down to the bottom because we also want to know what you think of our blog and what we should do in the future. There’s even a nifty poll that you can fill in.
We like to ‘big up’ our county where we can here at Norfolk Winter and it really isn’t hard when we’re surrounded by the natural beauty and wonders that help make Norfolk what it is.
Taking a boat trip out to Blakeney Point gives you the chance to see hundreds of seals like this one. Credit: David Ian Roberts
Even during our prolonged winter (come on April, we’re counting on you!) there are lots of places to visit and things to see in Norfolk’s great outdoors that really are stunning. So far we’ve talked about the spectacle of the pink-footed geese and we’ve given you some ideas for where you can go for a scenic walk but we haven’t yet mentioned the hundreds of critters with flippers that live off the north Norfolk coast.
The North Norfolk Coast team of the National Trust is responsible for the welfare of a thriving colony of seals at Blakeney and they’ve got the lowdown on how you can get out there to see them and why, if you like cute young seals, now is a great time to do so.