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Whats it all about.

In conjunction with the offshore windfarm being constructed in the area of Sheringham Shoal just off of the North Norfolk coast a new harbour area is being constructed to one side of the inlet and out near the life boat station that feeds the main harbour at Wells-next-the-Sea. There is actually no harbour area nearer along that stretch of coast so it made sense to build in that location as a service depot for the ships and boats that are needed to construct and service the windfarm. The construction has been by dredging the material needed to form a harbour from the actual area where it is being built as well as what looks like dredging material from the main low tide inlet slightly out to sea from the bar. A long floating pontoon landing platform has also been constructed for safe mooring. To be honest the area where this new harbour has been built was always a bit of a dead area along the inlet with very few anchored small pleasure craft and has alleviated the need to use moorings in the harbour proper where the local fishing boats load and unload their catch. The cables that take the electricity inland to the distribution point have already been laid from Weybourne on the coast through many of our fields in North Norfolk and now that spring is on the way and fields have been returned to the farmers for ploughing you would be hard pressed to find the route that they have taken.