Sunday, 8 March 2009
Great Yarmouth: a proper finale
THERE was always an annoying sense of anti-climax about finishing the Wherryman's Way in Great Yarmouth.
After 35 miles of beauty and isolation, somehow an ASDA car park wasn't quite the finale we felt we deserved.
So three cheers for a new monument which has been unveiled on the banks of the Yare between the supermarket and the railway station.
A billowing black sail with the wherry's distinctive high peak is embedded within stone and brick.
Benches with inscriptions - a feature throughout the walk - are also to be found on either side.
I fear that vandals and grafitti will not be far behind, but this afternoon everything looked suitably pristine. At long last there is a finishing line, an end point and yes somewhere to have your picture taken.