All too often sail cruising means marina hopping and little exploration beyond the immediate locality. As such, much can be missed. But visiting and leaving a boat in one of the Wash ports for a few days opens up the whole region to the marine tourist.
For example, King’s Lynn’s railway station makes for easy access to Cambridge and the cathedral cities of Ely and Norwich. And the coastal bus service follows the north Norfolk coast road to all the attractive tidal harbours which deep drafted boats cannot otherwise consider. Even Admiral Nelson’s birthplace is an option.
Wisbech bus station is but a short walk from the yacht harbour there and within fifty minutes, the cathedral city of Peterborough is be reached where the east coast main line railway station offers connections to London going south and to Newcastle and Edinburgh northwards.
Fosdyke gives bus access to Boston and Lincoln.
Wells opens up the whole north Norfolk coastal strip and there is without doubt, something for everyone. The town of Cromer to the east, home to the pier with its variety shows and a local shell fish heritage. Coming westwards finds Sheringham, another fishing town with many independent shops, a theatre and railway a station with scheduled services and the steam driven ‘Poppy Line.’
For a more rural experience, stop at any of the coast road villages and enjoy traditional pubs, fine dining, local produce and walks under the wide Norfolk skies.
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