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ELYSIANBOATS
Apr-11-2006 @ 11:19 AM                           Permalink
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Not sure what you all feel about this subject...but when it comes to boating on the Broads (Im also guilty of this) everyone seems to head 'North'.
On our return trip home (to Beccles) I passed a single moving cruiser on the stretch Between Waveney River Centre and Beccles.......Compared to my 10 days spent on the Northern Rivers, the Southern Rivers seemed almost 'Ghoastly' and it seems to be getting worse! (or is that better... Confused)
Beccles Quay recorded the worst season in years with a massive drop in number of visiting craft.

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Apart from the very large sailing camp, there were very few boats out on the Northern Rivers last week... perhaps not the best time to judge..?

Danny

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Apr-11-2006 @ 11:39 AM                           Permalink
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We have, in the past on 2 week hires, been everywhere on the Broads, but more recently on one week hires we do go south but tend only to go as far as the triangle between Reedham, Waveney Centre/Oulton Broad and back through Yarmouth.

On a weeks hire....when we mostly have had our hires from Stalham.....unless you want to travel constantly....there's only so much you can do.

We like to relax when boating....and cruising everywhere nudging the speed limits to get it done in a week just isn't us.

Also....on the southern rivers....the gaps between places are huge....and the scenery isn't as pretty....nor the rivers as meandering.
You always have another bend in sight on the northern rivers.

We do plan to visit the south rivers much more now we are owners though.

I guess it just comes down to the time available ?

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Apr-11-2006 @ 11:48 AM                           Permalink
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From a personal perspective, I love the southern rivers. The wide opennes of the lower Yare and Waveney makes for great sailing, and I love the fact that I have to think and plan around  the tides. It's also quieter, and the upper Waveney is Beautiful.

Not sure if we'll get south this year, as we've only got 4 days after the site meet, and SWMBO is less enthusiastic about doing Yarmouth in a Hunter's yacht.

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Apr-11-2006 @ 11:50 AM                           Permalink
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Yep...I can see how the southern rivers would appeal to sailors.
More open so presumably more wind too ?

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Apr-11-2006 @ 12:03 PM                           Permalink
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I always make sure on our trips we head south first thing in the trip oulton broad. beccles, Loddon I think are great places to visit.

james

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Apr-11-2006 @ 12:15 PM                           Permalink
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The scenery on is the southern rivers is excellent and the villages are great, you do have to walk up into the villages though to appreciate them.
  I agree time is a problem made worse by the lack of boatyards which is our fault.if we dont hire the boats they cant stay in business. Smile

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Apr-11-2006 @ 12:41 PM                           Permalink
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The southern rivers boat yards are in serious decline.
If they disapear...then fuel, pump outs and water could be a real problem.....making the southern rivers even more of a 'no go zone'.......
If you can navigate under Beccles bridge, I recommend a trip to ShipMeadow locks, the river, views and peaceful bliss is amazing.........

GaV

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Personally, I love the Southern Broads...a distinctive beauty of their own. The height of our boat allows up to see over the reeds and the views are stupendous. If we're on the rivers for more than a weekend, we always make for the Southerns.

John

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cool....thats two boats then....(me and you!!!)

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