Had a day trip to Wells Next the Sea, Saturday 13th of August which promised to be a great sunny day and we were not let down
The start of journey begins from Peterborough ,the food,refreshments and of course the all important Crab lines and buckets packed we set off chugging our way through the fens. With the temperature rising the air con was initiated, well the two air flow flaps under the window screen which work well when travelling along …..this was going to be a rare occasion, as always in the UK the sun comes out the Mercury rises and every man and his dog heads for the coast ,but we kept our spirit’s high.
The endless flat lands of East Anglia stretched away in front of us but slowly we ate up the tarmac and chugged through sunny Hunny (Hunstanton ) Premier sea side town on the Wash 😉 without out stopping we passed through heading for Wells Next the Sea.
On arriving in Wells we Parked up and of course like any place in the UK parking is not free or cheap £6.00 for up to 4 hours, with the ticket purchased reluctantly ,time for a bite to eat. As you can imagine all the fish and chips etc on quay side had long queue’s so we walk up the high street away for the quay and found a cafe called Bang in Wells ,that i can assure you do a perfect all day Breakfast and some great looking sandwiches also.
With our hunger monsters tamed it was time for the Crabbing contest to start , i was worried, the last time i had dipped a crab line in the sea at Wells was many years ago would i blank and my daughter with youth on her side beat me only time would tell.
With a spot secured and bait attached Game on ,looking to my left and right crabs were being caught in abundance but it was just not happening for me or my daughter, so i had to take a picture of someones bucket next to us.
Our day was coming to an end ,time for some ice cream and then head back to Peterborough.
So Wells Next the Sea has fond memories from my childhood when we would visit whilst staying at Hunstanton , It hasn’t changed much ,we didn’t walk to the beach area but I guess this is unchanged , but all in all it did feel different to me it had lost its magical charm of my childhood days this may have been because it was so busy .It is a worth while place to stop if passing through, if its busy you will struggle to get a crabbing spot.
We had a pleasant day out ,but if the crowds are out be prepared to participate in the great British pass time of queuing.