Windmills of the Norfolk Broads (from the archive)


As I have not managed to find much opportunity or inspiration of late I decided to start a series of posts pulling images from my archive …the steel vault buried deep in a subterranean  labyrinth far from prying eyes.

These photos are from a holiday (vacation) I took a few years ago in the Norfolk broads.  We rented a boat for a week and took a tour around the waterways; mooring in various spots along the way to sleep, eat etc.  I’m kind of a boat person so this was a very enjoyable trip even if the boat itself was not quite to my liking (I prefer the weight of steel and this was a lightweight plastic affair). 

This one was within the boundaries of the garden for the house in the shot

I have always had a fondness for windmills and ‘The  Broads’ offer many many of them and in lots of different forms (and condition).

Many are not operational; this one looks like a Dalek from Doctor Who

As this holiday was afloat these were taken whilst motoring along using my camera at the time which was a Pentax Optio 750z; a really great compact digital that was extremely capable.

One of the more substantial windmills

Some, like this one, are of brick construction and look like they could have living quarters inside, others are smaller and of an open wood/steel construction.

A smaller windmill close to the waterway probably to work as a pump
Another incomplete one with a beautiful sail boat passing by (could be sharper)

I’d love to return to The Broads at some point a revisit some of these places and be able to take more time with my camera; so many places to go and so little time though 🙂

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