Wells-next-the-Sea

The “Beached” Boats of Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-next-the-Sea
Arriving at Wells-next-the-Sea

The English country side is a treasure trove of beautiful sights and towns to explore, each with its own quirkiness. One of my favourite afternoon outings was to Wells-next-the-Sea, a seaport situated on the North Norfolk coast in England. 

Wells-next-the-Sea
I just love this cheery boat!
Wells-next-the-Sea
Doesnt look like a harbour…..
Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-next-the-Sea is beautiful and historic seaside resort, but the most striking part is its small harbour that is filled with small boats. I have seen loads of photos of this little harbour filled with its colourful fishing boats and couldn’t wait to explore it.

We got there early afternoon, just before lunch and was quite surprised to find the place without any water. This harbour is clearly affected by the tides and  during low tide you can walk around between the boats. It looks like a field of beached boats, something you would find on a deserted beach. 

Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells-next-the-Sea

I had loads of fun walking around the “stranded” boats but couldn’t venture out too far as I quickly learned that the mud was quite deep as I stepped into it and nearly lost my shoe. Note to self to wear gum boots next time instead of open sandals.

Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells-next-the-Sea

This scene reminded me of stories I used to read as a kid about the English countryside with its bogs and marshland. About how children used to go out into the marshes at low tide and then get cought out there when the tide suddenly came in and the water level rose faster than expected. With that in mind I didn’t mind staying close to shore and just observing the boats from afar.

Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells-next-the-Sea
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10 comments

  1. The north Norfolk coast is a really wonderful area – so different to much of the UK coastline. You have captured the atmosphere well 🙂
    Jude xx

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