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May-18-2005 @ 10:31 PM                           Permalink
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We will be on the Broads for two weeks in July and for the second week my other halfs mother is joining us.
We intend to meet her at the train station in Norwich and wondered if it would be better to moor in Norwich or at Thorpe and get the bus.
I have moored a couple of times at Norwich many moons ago but have heard of problems more recently with drunken yobs.
Anyone had any problems recently?

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May-18-2005 @ 11:21 PM                           Permalink
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Norwich Yacht Station does seem to have developed a reputation lately with stories of vomit slicks being left on canopies after a good night out on the beer etc.

Thorpe always seems a bit more civilised just make sure you can get back out under the bridges when you want to

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We have taken the bus from Thorpe several times but you could always consider the train from Brundall.


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May-19-2005 @ 10:35 AM                           Permalink
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Thanks for the help Dave & Dave. Are there any moorings at Thorpe without going under the Bridges?.

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May-19-2005 @ 1:39 PM                           Permalink
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Hi

Yes there are although it is a little further to walk. I think the moorings are called the Commercial Cut ?

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May-19-2005 @ 1:50 PM                           Permalink
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You could always moor at Whitlingham. Then, just walk over the railway bridge, 100 yards and you are at a bus stop to get into Norwich.

However, I went down there yesterday and somewhat shocked to see that the marshland there had all been ripped up - seemed to have been turned into a gravel pit of all things. Bank mooring looked OK though. The Commissioners cut, just off the main river is OK. One somewhat derelict  boat moored up - looked as if it has been abandoned.

The sad thing about Norwich is that prior to the redevelopment which has taken place, it was considered one of the most important redevelopment areas in the UK, indeed one source went even further and stated "in western Europe". There existed the opportunity to create a modern yacht station, attractive housing with waterways enabling boats to be moored off the main river. Small attractive shops selling high quality goods, small restuarants with a range of foods,wine bars, outside tables, gaily coloured umbrellas, grass, trees, in brief a tourist area for Norfolk to be proud off and equaly attractive to the local people.

And what did we get - Density housing, large car parks, both multi story and ground level. Fast food outlets, large night clubs,huge pubs, warehousing, supermarkets and retail stores.

And so, with the above, all the problems, drunkenness, noise, anti social behavior, cars racing round, police and ambulances in constant attendance during the weekends.

That is the legacy we have handed down to future generations. It could have been so much different.

There you go! Rant over. I feel much better now  Evil Grin

Dwile Flonker

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I've lived in Norwich for years and in all honesty I wouldn't want to moor at the Yacht station for too long.

It's okay for a lunch stop but I'd really advise against stopping there overnight.


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Thanks for the input.
I think I will either visit Norwich for a few hours and pick up Mum in Law or moor around Thorpe and take the bus.
I seem to recall the said bridges were pretty low so I will check the tides for our exit next day.

Dave W

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May-20-2005 @ 11:14 AM                           Permalink
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I checked the tides at http://www.shorebase.co.uk/broads/tides/broadstides.asp
And it looks like a dawn escape under the bridge so may I apologise in advance for waking anyone up on 31st July.
Incidently, I have found Shorebase to be of great use when planning my holiday as I have been known to get it wrong.
A couple of years ago I turned round at Reedham and was just about to show my crew how to moor in strong tides when the Harbour Master told me I would be better of facing the other way. Some sniggering and insubordinate comments ensued so I retired to the pub to plan my morale building stategy.
I then found Shorebase and planned our October visit down to the last detail, knowing what time and where we intended to moor I could tell the crew whether the tide was ebbing or flooding.
This greatly impressed my crew who asked how I knew the tides, to which I replied "you can tell by which way the ducks are facing".
The next day I was knocked off the pedestal I had put myself on when my youngest daughter (bless her) found my Itinery and read to the rest of the crew "today we are going to Gt Yarmouth and the tide will be ebbing".

Dave W

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heh dwhit,
you could moor at brundall,cantley,reedham berney arms,somerleyton,oulton broad, lowestoft even gt.yarmouth,acle or indeed wroxham all of which have train stations(berney arms is a request one though)and i would imagine all area's are reachable by bus. out of the train station straight across the road up the hill (prince of wales road??)any bus stop you like.
les

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