Just been reading David Claassen's account of his Trip into Wells-next-the-Sea.
I kept two different boats here for many years. Wells can be dangerous to enter or leave.
You should never enter or leave when there is any 'NORTH' in the wind.
I have seen 1 boat sink and another wrecked on the bar. Once in bad weather, a 500 ton coaster ended up on the quay.
The Harbourmaster Robert Smith has written an excellent book titled 'Over The Bar' - are you with me David ?
It details his life in Wells as lifeboatman and harbourmaster,lots of photos of wrecks etc.
the book should be available from Amazon. Regards to all.