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6 days till the start of our small 2 night break starting on Monday 31st. we will be picking up the boat from brinks at wroxham but after the hand over etc not leaving until about 3pm ? my plan was to go to horning and moor up at the swan for drinks and a evening meal and look around the town the first night. but what the moorings are full ? do you have any ideas where to go please as we cant travel to far the first night!
As others have said it's unlikely you will have a problem finding moorings this time of year.
As for picking boat up at about three, I normally arrive about lunch time as sometimes the boat may be ready early. I check their website to see if the boat is hired out the week beforehand. If it is not their is more of a chance of the boat being ready early. If not Wroxham is a nice place with plenty of shops and places to eat.
You shouldn't have any problem finding The Maltsters but the moorings are popular.
At The Swan there is a mooring by the green on the sharp bend as you approach Horning near the tour boat mooring. There is a sign marking the tour boat mooring. There is mooring outside The Swan for maybe 3 boats and just beyond a few public moorings.
There is a pub/restaurant The New Inn a little bit further along and another pub "The Ferry a little beyond.
I have attached a PDF map of the cruising area you have chosen. If you would prefer it as a jpeg/photo let me know.