A Hunstanton Sunset

 

A 90 mile trip and a 3 hour wait and this is what you get. I enjoyed shooting this sunset on a very calm and tranquil evening, the sunset was at 20:48pm and I arrived at 17:00pm to locate the perfect spot and setup the camera. Hunstanton Beach is Norfolk’s only west facing beach which is required to get amazing sunset’s.

Hunstanton is a 19th-century resort town, initially known as New Hunstanton so distinguished from the adjacent old village from which it took its name. The new town long ago eclipsed the village in scale and population.

The original settlement of Hunstanton is now known as Old Hunstanton, probably taking its name from the River Hun which runs to the coast just to the east of Old Hunstanton. It is also said that the name Hunstanton originated from the word “Honeystone”, a reference to the local red Carr stone. The river begins in the grounds of Old Hunstanton Park which surrounds the old moated hall, the ancestral home of the Le Strange family. Old Hunstanton village is of prehistoric origin and is situated near to the head of Peddars Way. In 1970, evidence of Neolithic settlement was found. The quiet character of Old Hunstanton remains distinct from and complements that of its busy sibling, with clifftop walks past a privately owned redundant lighthouse and the ruins of St. Edmund’s Chapel, built in 1272. – Wikipedia

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2 Comments

  1. So now I know where to go next. 🙂 And I also know, it’ not only a matter of placing yourself on the right spot. Beautiful work!

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