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hi, planning to visit the Pleasure Boat Inn at hickling  at the end of next week, anyone know what the nearest moorings are like for a 25ft cruiser please?  is the dyke in the picture on the screensaver suitable /available for hire boats?

Also does anyone know what nights/opening times the Locks Inn are running at the moment?

thanks  Smile

Julia, from The Hilly Side!

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Hi Julia,
Well here's a picture - should be plenty of room for you!

You might also like Catfield Dyke and you can walk to the Pleasure Boat from there.
I'll post a picture of that too when I find it.

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At this time of year, you will be able to moor right outside the pub, but reversing back out can be a bit tricky in a fairly common crosswind there.  Would suggest mooring at the Broad end of the dyke.  

You may find the pilot's office empty at this time of year.  Cross the road, walk beside the fish and chip shop until you reach the crane and boatsheds.  Your pilot (Patrick or Graham) will be in one of those sheds - probably covered head to toe in paint or antifoul dust!

"There are old pilots.  There are bold pilots............."

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CATFIELD DYKE

The road is by the furthest tin roofed building in the picture.
The approach dyke is very narrow and you have to locate and keep to the marked channel when leaving Hickling Broad.

Wish I was there!

I've got so many pictures of this area it's untrue (including the marked channel) - let me know if you need any more

E/boat Steve

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As it's only a little boat I'd be inclined to turn it on the corner and walk it back down so you are pointing out ready to go in the morning. You'll be out of the wind and not disturbed by any late arrivals

'As you are all moored side on may I lay alongside you? Certainly my dear which side of the bed do you prefer?' Bill...

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Hi Julia,
while you are there i would sugest having a walk round to The Greyhound also, they do exellent meals and we usually have a drive to there once a visit if we cant get a boat up there.

paul
http://www.greyhoundinn.com/
got it right now i think.

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Thanks everyone, just hope we are luck enough to get under potter heigham bridge, shorebase indicates that we are due for some pretty high tides around 21st, 22nd onwards for about a week, so keeping our fingers crossed.
we only have a low airdraft, so the rest of the bridges should be ok, and a visit to the Locks Inn will be a must! Cheers

very much doubt now that we will see anything of the new brinks boat before easter, if ever at all!

Julia, from The Hilly Side!

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Hi Julia and everyone,

The Dyke at the Pleasure Boat is a good place to stop a while. I always find it satisfying to get there after a good sail. I agree with Bill's comment about turning the boat at the top of the dyke, it does make life easier. Having said all that - Catfield is a great place to get to. Do't be put off by the long narrow approach, it is so worthwhile. Having said all that, I thought we were trying to keep it a secret..? Smile

Danny

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Catfield must however be a half mile walk to the pub more to the Greyhound maybe a bit too far Confused

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Thanks danny, whats the turning like at the top of catfield dyke please?
is this one of the spots where the clear water is, and you are able to see the fish swimming?
is the depth ok for a little sheerline?

Julia, from The Hilly Side!

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