House trip to the seaside

Last weekend my House decided it was time for another little excursion, as we actually had two cars over that weekend because Emily’s boyfriend was up visiting.  So with two cars, Emily, Aaron, Luke, Angeline, Paul, David, Nathan and I set off on Sunday morning towards the beach for a day of coastal fun. We decided to go to Mundesley Beach for some crazy golf, a walk on the beach and a delicious pub meal. The beach was stormy and rough, but the bright skies lit up the landscape in colour so it didn’t look dreary at all. Mundesley beach was bellow a perfectly quaint and secluded town that stood above on the cliffs that dropped down to the beach. On the beach there were rows of little beach huts in different colours. We went for lunch at the local pub, and were served (albeit a little slow) delicious pub food. I had fish and chips, with the best pea mash (?) I have ever tasted.

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After lunch we headed up the coast a bit to another beach, west Runton Beach, where we spent the rest of the afternoon rock pooling. We collected so much biodiversity; loads of crabs, fish, shrimps, algae, hermit crabs, snails and anemones. I tried my hand at ID’ing some stuff with me new (second hand) book “The seashore and shallow seas of Britain and Europe”. Everyone was getting into the rock pooling, Ecologists and non-Ecologists alike. We were almost a bit like excitable kids, and it was so lovely to feel such enthusiasm from group. Simple pleasures!

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Back at the house we continued the fun of the day with presenting poems as part of a competition we had going! David, being the winner of last excursion’s competition, got to pick a theme for his competition that he was hosting this time. Presenting the poems was really scary, but so much fun! I must say, we were all surprisingly good, I didn’t think a bunch of science students had it in them to be so creative! I ended up coming second, which I was VERY happy about! Did not think I had any chance of coming any further than last.

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