Wells-next-the-sea, locally known simply as Wells has a charm that I can’t resist. After our delightful drive along the Norfolk coast we all got a little bit hungry and there’s is so much you can do without food. When Charlie’s dad rolled the car into the colourful fishing town, I could barely contain my happiness. It’s one of my favourite places in East Anglia, with lovely harbour full of fishing boats, people fishing crabs, great chippies and unspoilt seaside.
Lucky crabs crawling back to the water.
We had a pleasant walk along the harbour in the sunshine while contemplating where to eat. In the end, we queued in line for some fresh and local fish & chips. It was so good, just what I wanted. There’s nothing like eating fish & chips on the harbour wall by the seaside.
Later in the evening we stumbled upon a board that advertised boat trips and one of them was leaving in several minutes for a ‘sunset tour’. Obviously I was all up for it and it didn’t take long to convince Charlie and his parents. We were lucky to have got four seats since we didn’t book the tour in advance. It was a small boat which felt almost like a private tour. I could touch the sea over the side of the boat, it was calm and warm.
The seaside looked lovely lined up with little beach huts.
The captain took us into the sea and anchored the boat. Unfortunately the sunset was barely visible as it was fairly cloudy, but nonetheless I enjoyed being gently swayed by the waves in the open waters of the North Sea. I could have fallen asleep. I believe the captain kindly undertook a little detour so I could take a few nightfall snapshots.
Loved the ‘supermoon’ shining at its brightest in 20 years over the town.