Six word Saturday


Great Yarmouth in the ‘Off Season’

No-one to play on the games

No-one to play on the games

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Rescued by a fair maiden?

Rescued by a fair maiden?

He's my hero!

He’s my hero!

It’s almost 40 years since I was last in Great Yarmouth.  It’s a family resort, and nice and flat for ‘the oldies’ too.  I was amazed to find how quiet it was in early June.  The roller coaster and many of the rides were still under wraps.  The beach… well, see for yourself!

It triggered some wonderful memories though.  There’s a model village right on the seafront (closed, of course) and, in my early evening stroll about, I paused to text to my daughter ‘do you remember…?’  Just a small girl at the time, she did!  And asked ‘is the snail ride still there?’ Sadly, it wasn’t.  Some things DO change.

But not the habit of visiting Cate at Show My Face, to share your six words.  You might have guessed, it’s also my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Have a great weekend, won’t you?


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”


  1. I liked the beach, pretty clouds and fun life-size portrait “frames.” I think this would be a playful place to capture children and adults looking like kids 🙂

  2. What a lovely set of photos by the water. Not crowded, looking calm and peaceful. The snail ride sounded like a fun ride when it was still there. Cute 🙂

    1. The ‘shoot the firemen’ water game was always my favourite, Mabel, and I was delighted to find one still in existence. Many thanks for your visit. 🙂

  3. Lovely colour and light. It looks like a good time to visit. I’m not a fan of crowds – says she from her village within sound of the sea, birds chirping, and a good night’s sleep behind her. I’m going to be absent for a while from comments, but I’ll be back! Travel north, and then only connection if I go to town. I’m planning some serious something – yet to be determined! – as a substitute. It will be serious withdrawal. Now to wash and pack for another six weeks, at least.

    1. Oh, Meg! I will miss you and your lovely warmth. 🙂 But if it has to be done, it has to be done… Off you go and enjoy your ‘yet to be determined’. Take some hugs with you 🙂

    1. It’s a bit down market for you, Suze 🙂 My walk tomorrow looks at it in more detail and revisits a few more memories. Have a happy week!

      1. I believe you get out what you put in – so it’d be my own fault if I felt it was downmarket! Hope all’s well with you hun 🙂 Happy times to you too x

  4. It’s funny how we think of beaches as solitary places, when most of them are like Great Yarmouth – either crowded or waiting for the crowd to come. You picked the best time to visit.

  5. Good set of photos for the task. They have a particular feel about them being in the sunshine. It might be Armagedon or mid-week. Different again with grey skies.

  6. I’m disappointed you didn’t have your photo taken as the ‘fair maiden’ or the ‘hero.’ I can’t resist those things. Perhaps you are more dignified than I am!

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