Pounded by winter storms, battered by Spring tides the rural North Norfolk village of Walcott comes into its own as we pass the equinox, the days become longer the skies bluer the sea a tad more inviting.
Like migrating birds they arrive; having two slipways Walcott attracts the Jet Ski in the same way as Cley marshes attract wading birds. The seas are flatter than a week or two ago, the boys and girls on their high-powered machines are having a ball turning this bucket and spade ideal into a scene from the Riviera. Its a short season and most people enjoy the drama the jet-skier brings to this otherwise sleepy village.
Tractors down on the sands stand in contrast to the modern sleek machines that the sport demands, however, an old Ferguson is a bit of Norfolk tradition and the locals like them too.
The village supports a store, a couple of pubs, a hotel and a very popular Fish n Chip bar, however, there is no room for a fashion store to stock the brands adorned by the Jet skier, Animal, QuickSilver, Weird Fish etc.. you’d have to go to Sea Palling for the garb.
Visit Norfolk this Spring it wears many cloaks and there is one to suit most guests at Barn & Beach.