Port on North Norfolk coast of England
To make a long story short:
Going way back (Domesday Book - 1086) the name was 'Guella' and by 1326 is was 'Welles'.
There were many spring-wells rising through the chalk in the area.
The present name originated in the early 19th Century,
distinguishing it from other places with the same name.
In 1857 it became known as Wells-on-Sea.
But, in 1956 the local Council voted to re-adopt the present name.
Taken at low tide looking back where the top shot was taken.
The big boat on right is a restaurant.
Yes, it is a pretty port but what I am not showing you is:
- A cute miniature steam railway that transports you to the beach
(or you can walk - about 1 mile, or go by car),
- The sandy beach with charming and colorful beach huts,
- An abundance of restaurants and shops,
- Or, the fantastic ice cream cone I enjoyed :).
If you go to London, great...but get yourself on a tour of the
Norfolk Coast...it is a must!!!!
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