I had never been to Wells-Next-The-Sea before until my boyfriend introduced me to this little gem on the Norfolk coast. Ever since 2012 we’ve gone back each year and seen many things change; pubs have changed hands, new shops have opened up and more houses have been built.
Despite how often we go, I haven’t ever tired of the environment. I suppose that’s because it’s somewhere I associate with my boyfriend and we always manage to discover new places and things to do.
And after a stressful few months it was great to get away for a full week, relax and take in some well needed vitamin D. Wells-Next-The-Sea is famed for it’s long, golden beach and it looks beautiful all year round and especially at sunset.
We usually fill our time walking and cycling around Norfolk. There’s still so many walks we haven’t done, including a trip around the Burnham Deepdale circular which takes you in land and then loops back around to the beach and marshes, where everything still seems very traditional – almost stuck in time.
We attempted to walk to Blakeney Point across the beach to see the seals but didn’t quite make it! I still managed to get some good shots though! And then we went into Blakeney village which has a good mix of art shops and pop-up shops as well as picturesque harbour:
I think next year I’m going to set myself a photography project theme and aim to take pictures that portray that idea. There’s only so many pictures of the beach you can take after all!
As a fun summer art project, I was contacted by This is Money regarding their Jam J-art project to put together some holiday memories. They sent me a jam jar and some monies to buy some trinkets and souvenirs from my trip. I had to do this for Wells because I really wanted to make something that would encapsulate the beaches and the landscape, so that I could take the seaside back home.
Here’s my holiday memories jar…
What’s inside my Jam J-art:
- Sand from Wells-Next-The-Sea Beach
- Clam shells from Ian’s dinner and from Blakeney Beach
- Lobster, Octopus, crab and minature boat toys from Wells souvenir shop
- Real crab claws from Blakeney Beach
- Pheasant feather from our Burnham Deepdale walk
I’ve put together a seaside scene that represents some of my fondest memories. Taking sand from a beach I’ve walked many times as well as actual artifacts from experiences from that trip. The jar is now on constant display in our bedroom as reminds me everyday of my most favourite place in the UK.
Have you taken part in the Jam J-art project? Hoe do you like to remember your holiday?