Last weekend we had glorious sunshine and temperatures in the
80's. So was it going to last another week? On the
Tuesday prior to the Anniversary weekend we looked at the five day weather forecast
and had our worst fears confirmed....' rain and cold with temperatures
in the low 60's'.
So when we woke up on the Saturday morning we were surprised to see
bright sunshine and blue skies. As the morning progressed the sun still was
but as 1pm got closer and the celebrations were ready to
begin, the wind got up, the sun went in and the heavens opened. This put
a damper on the Fancy Beach Hut judging at 1pm. It then put paid to the
veteran cyclist promenade ride and of course the start of the sand
Happily just after 2.30pm the rain stopped and the sun tried to shine and
this gave the cyclists the chance to ride from the beach to the village
and back. The variety of cycles taking part and the appropriate attire
of the participants made this an outstanding feature of the weekend. On returning they made
their promenade ride and just got this
completed when in went the sun and back came the rain. This was
unfortunately the pattern for the rest of the day. At least it managed
to stay dry albeit a touch chilly for the 10pm firework display.
On Sunday morning the weather had not altered at all, with showers on
and off all morning and the odd glimpse of sun. But unlike
Saturday as we approached the 1pm ceremonial plaque unveiling by the
Borough Mayor and members of the Gleitze family, the sun came out and
stayed with us throughout the afternoon. Unfortunately the wind did blow
for the rest of the day. However the unveiling was a great
success and there was a good turnout. There were many photos taken
of the Gleitze family on the promenade, and this was followed by the
veteran cycle ride along the prom.
Finally at 6pm the arrival of Mercedes Gleitze at Heacham, after an epic 13 hours swim, was
recreated, thus ending a weekend with a difference.
Some of the Fancy Beach Huts