North Norfolk has been at its sunshiney best this weekend and it has been fun-packed as well, with Burnham Market Craft Fair on Saturday where artist husband
Fish and Ships Coastal Art had his usual stand, and my sister and family staying for three days, so it has been out to supper and on the beach..
Sunday morning we were up bright and early and heading to Wells beach with bacon sandwiches and flasks of coffee. Perfect. The tide was high, the sun was shining, and the sky was big and blue, as only North Norfolk knows.
After two hours on the beach, we headed to the Quay at Wells, as I had booked a
Wells Harbour Tour, the first time for us, even though we have lived up here for thirteen years and come to the beach at Wells at least twice a week. But having visitors is always a good excuse to do something new, and see where we live from a new view point. Oh and the dog came too.
The lovely Nick runs Wells Harbour Tours, and you catch the boat from the pontoon by the Harbour Office, check out the website or give him a ring to see when the trips are, tides permitting. He does a beach , tour, a marsh tour and a sunset tour too…
We loved it. The perfect weather helped of course, but as we left the town, it was so lovely to see the sea front from the water. Nick keeps you informed with lots of information about the history of the harbour, birdlife, and the various boats and yachts and fishing and crabbing boats moored along your way. It was particularly good to see the newly renovated former lifeboat and Dunkirk veteran `Lucy Lavers`owned by Rescue Wooden Boats.
The beach and the lines of colourful beach huts looked wonderful from the sea and it was lovely for my nephew Henry ( who also took the helm at one point), to see where he had been sitting and playing and paddling on the sands from the seaside so to speak.
I loved getting up close and personal with East Hills as I had only seen it from the beach, and the colours of the samphire and sea lavender were so pretty…
So another North Norfolk winner. The trips last approx. an hour, and Nick is a mine of information.We loved seeing the spot along the beach by the scots pines where Eagle has Landed was filmed ( one of my husbands favourite films) and there were many more stories ,that I will leave you to find out when you go on the trip which you must do!