Sat 21 Feb: Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft

Early afternoon at Ness Point, Lowestoft.

Two details from the Euroscope. On the left is the central marker; on the right, a nice reminder of what still lies ahead.

Two details from the Euroscope. On the left is the central marker; on the right, a nice reminder of what still lies ahead.

Less than a year into my life, we moved
Athwart the world; from that fragrant harbour,
Famed Pearl of the Orient, out we flew
For a Western start in Australia.
After a childhood opened down under,
I grew adult outside that rich island
As I sailed West to see older wonders,
And sought the stars from Oz to Albion.
And now, I turn once more from East to West;
The way that I have wandered since my birth.
Ahead, a route of concluding roads wends
Ever nearer to a long-promised rest:
I walk against the spinning of the Earth,
Drawn towards sunset and my journey’s end.

A bonus photograph. Just across the River Yare from Great Yarmouth is Gorleston Beach, a most pleasant place to spend a sunny Saturday morning.

A bonus photograph. Just across the River Yare from Great Yarmouth is Gorleston Beach, a most pleasant place to spend a sunny Saturday morning.

The entire collection of poems from this project was published by Eyewear in 2016. Only a sample of the 78 poems remain accessible on this website.

3 thoughts on “Sat 21 Feb: Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft

  1. Tony
    I am sure that stick was longer at the start of your journey. You’re wearing it out!
    Good travelling Southward
    Jim

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