Mammoth Day @ West Runton Beach

The kids & I headed to West Runton Beach to check out what was going on with “Mammoth Day” and
the Norfolk Wildlife Trust was there hosting a rock pooling event.  You can read more about the designer of the metal mammoth and video of it taking steps some 700,000 years later here.  And more about the “West Runton Elephant” and it’s discovery on this very beach in 1990.

It had been heavily advertised and clearly hundreds of others showed up too  – so much show that there was a major traffic jam on the tiny road in & out which caused a back up for well over 1 hour.   The clueless car park attendants didn’t or couldn’t figure out how to deal with the problem.  Apparently they called the police which said they are not coming to assist and to figure it out.  Their idea was to just continue collecting 2.50 per car who manages to make it’s way in, instead of walking down to the main road and stop people from coming in.     I wish I took a photo of the mess!

Once we got there, it started to drizzle a tiny bit and was rather windy and Maebh really wanted to go home. So we sat in a sheltered area a bit while we waited out the drizzle and contemplated leaving.. and the kids got a bit silly.

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