Biology-Geography Field Trip 2013

Biology-Geography Field Trip 2013

On Wednesday 2nd October 23 Biology and Geography students travelled to the east Norfolk coast. Our first stop was at Winterton after a quick break at Little Chef. Embracing the cold and windy weather we layered up to face the sand dunes. We split into 6 groups with Leonie, ourselves and Rob forming the elite group charged with the responsibility of setting up the transect (a transect defines a series of zones). All the data was collected (to varying standards – one group forgot to write down the site numbers!)

After a well earned lunch, we headed to Sea Palling where the Biologists and the Geographers split up. The Biologists looked at rock pools whilst we learnt about hard engineering whilst freezing sitting on one of the hard engineering techniques – known to non-geographers as the sea wall!. However, we took solace in the fact that we weren’t the coldest on the beach as there was a boy in swimming trunks doing some filming! We finished the day by being allowed to play in the amusement arcades for a little while – but unfortunately our gambling exploits did not pay off.

After a scenic, eye opening and enjoyable day at the beach we headed home to take off our wellies and relax without sand in our feet and free from the wind in our hair and ears!

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