Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-next-the-Sea
Wells-next-the-Sea

This weekend I returned to a seaside town that will always hold a special place in my heart. Wells-next-the-Sea. A beautiful port on the north Norfolk coast and, more importantly to me, the home of the Wells-next-the-Sea Dojo.

Wells-next-the-Sea Pine Forest
Costal Pine Forest

There is a beautiful pine forest that runs along the coast and it is one of my favourite forests.  It comes a very close second behind Sherwood Forest (of course!). I always try to make time to come here whenever I visit. I think there is just something about the sea air, the soft sandy soil and these beautiful trees that is just so uplifting.

Wells-next-the-sea coast
Wells-next-the-Sea Coast

After spending some time just wandering through the trees I headed out onto the soft sandy beach. I sat for a while and watched the tide coming in before taking off my shoes and walking barefoot through the sand to the waters edge. I even had a quick paddle in the sea. Something I’ve not done for many years!

Wells-next-the-Sea
The Wells-next-the-Sea Coastline

I had a wonderful afternoon soaking up the seaside and a bit of sun on occasion too. It would soon be time for zazen so I shook off as much sand as I could, put my shoes back on and headed back into the town. After a brisk walk I stepped back into the Wells-next-the-Sea Dojo just in time for evening zazen. This is true joy!