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The Naze

Vicki and I went explore a part of Suffolk called the Naze. It is located on a lump land on the east coast just below East Anglia.

Below is more detail. The Naze means nose as this spit of land implies. There is a small village there and a good walk around the perimeter of the nature sanctuary and some farm land. Behind the Naze is Ramsey island and wilderness of estuary streams and smaller islands. It is easy to see the value as bird sanctuary.

Walton on the Naze is a typical seaside holiday town with a pier and amusement park. Below are the brightly coloured sheds common in seaside towns where the owners can sit in poor weather or store their gear when on holiday. Some are quite sophisticated with a place to sleep or facilities to make a cup of tea.

Here is a view down the pier.

The weather was windy that day.. Here is Vicki bundled up against the windy weather. The ocean here on the North Sea is typically very churned up and brown and looks more like a lake than the sea..

Here a lone Sailboat beats against the wind up the coast.

Part of the sea defences in the foreground and some of the shifting sand bars and spits beyond it.

Inland of the sea defences is farmland and flooded areas where the seafowl flourish.

Here are some of the birds including swans and seagulls.

A local fishing boat moored in the main channel.

This is the old tower at the Naze was built in 1720 as a predecessor to a light house. It was merely meant as a navigational aid at the time before lights were added to make lighthouses.

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Walter Weinzinger said…
Hi Doug!
So is "Naze" pronounced (nāz) or perhaps ('nah-zeh) as the German word for nose - "Nase" - is pronounced?
The French word for "nose" is close - "nez" - but the 'z' is normally silent, so I would expect the name to derive from a Germanic root rather than a French one.
Of course, if they're anything like us Americans, who massacre all foreign words, they'll pronounce it (nāz).