Wells-Next-The-Sea, a tale of two visits

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter
Do you remember when I told you that we'd taken a walk on the beach the weekend before Christmas? It was wonderfully quiet, empty, vacant. We spent time at leisure just strolling and dawdling; taking photographs and pausing for thought. I like to stop abruptly and take a look around.

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter
This yellow boat has perhaps seen better days. I can relate in some ways. 

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter
Dead weeds... just beautiful blowing in the breeze.

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter


Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter
The light behind the pines was gorgeous and made for a favourite picture of some of the beach huts. 

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter
The picture above is from our empty walk before Christmas. The sands were predominantly unencumbered; with just a few people in eyeshot at any one time. So quiet and still. Below is a picture from New Year's Day when I foolishly decide to go back for fresh air. This was at the point of Wells blending into Holkham; the place which is usually devoid of human life save for the most resolute of walkers who bridge the gap between the two beaches.  There were swarms of people! New Year's Day had to be my most miserable and regrettable day out in a long time. The entire world seemed to have descended upon the coast to see in the new year which meant that parking was an absolute shambles (we queued for a while) and the time meant we couldn't walk into the town for food or would miss all the light. We paid a fortune to park. The beach cafe was packed with an enormous queue. We walked as far as we could, until the tide dictated we return to the car tired and hungry.

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

 But back to the quiet, empty visit again... let's gloss over the bad times.
Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter

Visiting Wells Next The Sea in winter
I'm going to be more careful in future of where we go on busier days. Avoiding the crowds is important to me.
Sophie

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5 comments

  1. I love Wells, you got some beautiful photos. I would love to visit it when it is so empty, must have been so relaxing!

    Christie x
    www.christieslifestyle.co.uk

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  2. I adore Wells, such a nice place, and as always you have captured it with some lovely photography x

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  3. It's such a lovely place (I adore Holkham too). Maybe next time you see the queue you should turn the car around and seek out somewhere quieter? Nothing worse than crowds spoiling your solitude.
    New Years Day seems to be a day for people heading to the coast, my in-laws reported hoards of people on the south coast on Jan 1st too.

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  4. New years day is the day of resolutions and 'Let's do somethin with our bank holiday!'. Aka annoying! Beautiful pics though. I like it quiet too!

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  5. The photos are beautiful!!! In lobe with them especially the one with the seashells, the yellow boat and the beach huts!!
    Happy new year lovely!
    JaseyJade xo

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