Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

Please click on this link to see this photograph with much greater clarity. It really is worth the effort.

As a follow on to my previous photographs from Wells-next-the-Sea, here you can see part of the outer harbour where larger vessels can safely dock without trying to negotiate the narrower, shallow channels of the inner harbour.

Wells Harbour has been chosen as the base for survey, crew and work boats supporting construction and future operation of the new Sherringham Shoal offshore windfarm. The town and port are likely to play a similar part in the development and operation of other new windfarms being planned for the southern North sea.

The harbour entrance channel has been deepened to extend the times that small-draft workboats for windfarm workers and crews can enter and leave the harbour, in particular for morning and early evening entrance on neap tides. The deepened channel runs just east of the lifeboat house. (I showed the lifeboat station as a w/s on my previous post) The new Outer Harbour with 165m of shore accessed pontoon berths has all associated services, including fuel, fresh water and electricity and started operating in 2010. From the Internet.

I don't know if any other country sees 'Countryfile' on BBC but it is a programme aimed at the countryside in general, farming, wildlife and Nature in particular. If you
click here
you will be able to see the details of when the programme visited Wells.

I will add a workshop showing one of the windfarm support vessels approaching the outer harbour.

Have a good day, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5367 W: 265 N: 12194] (49016)
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