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Sailor opens trade route between Wells and Norwich using just sails and oars

When Henry Chamberlain decided to set up a sustainable trade route between Wells-next-the-Sea and Norwich he came up with a perfect plan.

Use his restored whelk boat and sail it along the coast and up the River Yare to Norwich

It took Henry and his team two days to reach Norwich. Credit: ITV Anglia.

On board Henry had coffee, honey, chutney and saffron from North Norfolk which he delivered to a number of businesses in the city.

He will return to Wells with a cargo of Norfolk Gin.

It's been great. We were a bit concerned about the northerly wind and coming out of Wells at four in the morning we did consider turning back. But she's ok, she's an old boat.

She knows the water and we crossed the bar and the wind spun us all around the coast, very fast.

– Henry Chamberlain, Coastal Exploration Company

Henry normally runs sailing expeditions around the North Norfolk coast. To find out more click here