Seals On Wells Beach

Both grey seals and common seals were seen on Wells beach during December.
Picture by Don Wilks

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Snow on Wells Quay


Snow came to Wells-next-the-Sea more than once during December 2010. This is the quay on the 21st when temperature were several degrees below freezing.

Tour Of Britain

Tour of Britain Wells

The Tour of Britain cycle race passed through Wells on September 18th as part of stage 6, Kings Lynn to Great Yarmouth. This was four days after the North Norfolk Triathlon, certainly a good week for sports fans in Wells.

Busier Than Ever

Staithe Street Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells is braced for the last big rush of the summer as August Bank Holiday approaches. After some dismal weather the quay and Staithe Street are once again a magnet for visitors to the town. Some residents think that Wells is too busy now and find the amount of traffic and parked cars an inconvenience. Visitors are parking their cars further and further away from the Quay and car parks as all available spaces are quickly filled.

Wells Outer Harbour Work Completed

Wells outer harbour

Wells-next-the-Sea Outer Harbour work is now complete except for connecting up the utilities according to the the Harbour website. The outer harbour has been constructed to support the new Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm and consists of 150m of floating pontoons inside a harbour built from sandbanks to the east and south, a re-profiled beach to the north and the ‘beach bank’ to the west.Continue reading

Outer Harbour Pontoons Arrive

Plenty of action on Wells-next-the-Sea quayside this week with the arrival and launching of the new pontoons for the outer harbour. Some piles have already been positioned in the outer harbour and some of the pontoons have been towed down there. The piling work has been done by a crane barge especially brought in for the work. A mobile crane has been on the quay for launching the pontoons.

The Kari Hege continues dredging the channel as part of the ongoing work. Presently working between number 6 and 10 buoys. Most of the work around the new outer harbour has been completed but the entrance to the harbour from the main channel has yet to be cleared.

The outer harbour will be used as a support base for the new Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm.

Great aerial pics here