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romany
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Brinkcraft are now hiring out canoes from there dayboat area at wroxham, and several were seen around the wroxham bridge area.
personally i would have thought this could have been quite dangerous, with the larger boats trying to navigate the bridge, the broads tours boats trying to turn into their moorings, and numerous first timers manouvering dayboats in and out from the staithe at broads tours, then i would have thought the bridge area would have been out of bounds for such craft as these, which may have equilly inexperianced crews and young children aboard.
surely the quieter backwaters would be a more suitable place to learn canoeing?

Julia, from The Hilly Side!

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I have to agree with Julia totaly, I would have thought it way too busy a place for canoes

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Yes, definitely an inappropriate place for inexperienced canoeists. For canoe hire I'd recommend Banks Boats at Wayford Bridge. You can go up the North Walsham and Dilham canal through beautiful countryside, and hardly a boat to be seen. They have open canadian canoes and kayaks.

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May-07-2006 @ 7:00 PM                           Permalink
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Have they got a licence from NNDC? tounge-in-cheek

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One day, we`ll all be taking part in "quiet enjoyment of the Rivers and Broads" in one of these, so best we get used to seeing an increasing number of canoes about on the rivers!!  At least that`s what I believe the vision of the future is for us all if we want to keep boating on the Broads!! Evil Grin

Pete

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Just a pity that canoes are not suitable for all those who enjoy the broadland waterways in other craft.
we came across a lovely lady in her mid ninetys enjoying a cruise down the river on her sons hired boat, hardly think she would have had the same happy experiance if only a canoe was available.

for those who are young, fit, and active they are great, for a lot of people in there elder years, or families with infants they are totally unsuitable.

Julia, from The Hilly Side!

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I'm inclined to think that canoes are just another example of the diversity that the braods needs, and what better day could you have than a leisurely morning paddle up to coltishall, stop for lunch and a stroll then a paddle back.

I have to say that I think it's an ideal spot. Yes, the area around the bridge is very busy, but then isn't it up to all of us to provide each other with the spce and time to enjoy the broads. I would hate to think that any part of the rivers were "cruisers only" or "sail boats only".



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As long as proper measures are taken to educate the hirers of the hazards that they may face and they all wear lifejackets of course, I really do`nt see a problem.

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Camelot craft operated canoes for a number of years from close by without any problems so I don't think that there should be many problems now.  In the main groups tended to go down and explore Wroxham and Salhouse broads just a shame you cannot get onto Hoveton Great Broad

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We take the Scouts out in canoes in the Wroxham area most summer weeks without any problem at all. A canoe is great for seeing the Broads. You can get into all the places that other boats can't.

Nigel
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