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jess
Jun-24-2005 @ 7:19 PM                           Permalink
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Never got under the bridge on our previous visits.  Would like to do so on this next trip. Boat we're hiring {Benmore} should be able to get through.  Any advice as to the best way of making sure we get through and back the next day would be appreciated.  Also whats it like at the other side of the bridge.
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Jun-24-2005 @ 7:32 PM                           Permalink
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Give the pilot a ring on 01692 670460 and tell him what boat you are hiring, they have a list of all the boats and the clearances.

Ask their advice on the best days to try and get through, they can only give you a guide, nature and the weather will do the rest. They will tell you the most likely days, given good conditions.

Arrive early and let the pilot know you have arrived, on busy days he will file you onto his mental list, so don't be surprised if other people seem to be jumping the queue.

The pilot service is free to hire boats.

Beyond the bridge is some of the nicest and quietest areas on the Broads. If possible I would aim for spending two nights the other side as Hickling has two very good pubs and worth an overnight stop and the Nelsons Head at Horsey is also a very good overnight stop.

Enjoy

Keith

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Jun-24-2005 @ 7:36 PM                           Permalink
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jess,
I have noticed from the holiday calender that you will be afloat the same time as us.
We hope to go under Potter Bridge on sun 24/7 and low water is around 9.45am.
Next day for our return low water is around 10.33am.
We will give you a wave if we see you.


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Jun-24-2005 @ 8:28 PM                           Permalink
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Hickling and Horsey are some of the best bits of the Broads. The wildlife is brilliant at the moment. The bridge protects this area from big boats and on a nice day it is magic.

Nigel
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Jun-24-2005 @ 9:48 PM                           Permalink
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Just a general comment on the pilot(s).. in my (limited) experience, they are a first rate example of what any professional person should be: knowledgable, willing to share their prowess, calm (it's a long season, dealing with all kinds of people eager to Get Through.)

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Hi Jess
gill and i love the up stream waters beyond potter.
we hire a house boat on hickling with a launch, it is a very special part of the broads[in our oppinion].
hope you enjoy it as well.

roya

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Roya,

Would that be the houseboats near the Pleasure Boat Inn?

Was up there Last Wednesday week moored up at the staithe and the weather took a turn for the worse, the wind was causing small waves to head towards the staithe and straight against the side of the houseboats. Must have made for a very noisey night.

I agree on the area being some of the best on the Broads, actually made it upto Catfield Common this time.

Keith

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Don't pump out, do fill weater tanks stock up with beer/wine leave the empties on board until you are back through. The slaping of waves against the hull whilst on a mud weight or whatever sends me to sleep in about 20 mins, no better sound I can think of

Well you said, "Aim for the green post!" Bill...

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Keith
Yes mate whispering reeds boat yard owns them. Smile

roya

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Don't tell everyone, but West Somerton is one of the best kept secrets of the Broads. You can walk to the pub from the village moorings,(£2/24 hrs.)  Mrs Poppy & I spent the night there last week end.  The wildlife is amazing on the approaches, especially around Martham Broad. We saw FIVE swallowtails on saunday morning!!

"If you stood on the bottom rail of a bridge, and leant over, and watched the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you would suddenly know everything that there is to be known..." (Winnie the Pooh)

Poppy

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