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Holkham Park Deer

red deer Holkham

Both fallow and red deer can be found at Holkham Park, two miles from Wells-next-the-Sea. Both breeds can be seen in these photos taken at the turn of the year.

stag and doe red deer

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Generally, the male (stag or hart) red deer is typically 175 to 230 cm (69 to 91 in) long and weighs 160 to 240 kg (350 to 530 lb); the female is 160 to 210 cm (63 to 83 in) long and weighs 120 to 170 kg (260 to 370 lb). Read more about the European red deer.

Photos by Don Wilks

More Seals On Beach


There has noticeably more seals seen on Wells beach this winter, both common and grey seals. Here are a few pictures taken at the end of December.

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The grey seal is a large seal, with the bulls reaching 2.5–3.3 m (8.2–11 ft) long and weighing 170–310 kg (370–680 lb); the cows are much smaller, typically 1.6–2.0 m (5.2–6.6 ft) long and 100–190 kg (220–420 lb) in weight. Read more here.

Photos by Don Wilks

Support Boats Xmas

Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm support boats had Christmas Day in port but continue their support services afterwards.The Vidar, Wylfa Head and Rosinante are seen coming and going.Continue reading

Hot Rod Meet

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Members of the Iceni Car Club held a Brass Monkey Run from Brandon to Wells-next-the-Sea on December 27th 2011. Here are some of the hot rods.

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Photos by Don Wilks

Marsh Extension

Wells-next-the-Sea harbour

I am trying to figure out what is going on in Wells harbour opposite the Harbour Office where the marsh is seemingly being extended for some reason. A couple of people have asked me what it’s all about so I will contact the Harbour Office to find out.

Photograph by Don Wilks

Wells Harbour Office kindly replied with the following information.

It was the repair of the training wall, please see the news article on our website

Wells Lifeboat


Wells-next-the-Sea lifeboat outside the lifeboat house on a pleasant November 2011 afternoon.

Wells-next-the-Sea lifeboat

Photographs by Don Wilks

Seals On Wells Beach

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

For more great seal pictures click here

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.

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