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Sep-11-2005 @ 12:51 PM                           Permalink
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We were sat waiting for the level crossing at Brundall, blinked, and we were suddenly on the other side. What happened to the holiday? It literally went that quickly.
Take out the bother with the boat and we had a great week. First night at Loddon and some lovely roach on sweet corn. Then it was chug chug up to Potter Heigham for a morning squeeze under the bridge. I don't think anyone expected the weather to last the week and, consequentially, the pilot insisted we return the following morning sadly. I reckon we should have been OK for more time but this was the first time for three years so we made the most of it. Spent the night at West Somerton, had a stroll to Winterton and witnessed the spectacular disappearing coast. I know, its even more spectacular at Happisburgh. Ian went for a pedal up to Sea Palling as well. We were joined in the evening by Oliver (Sums on here) who had, that very day, plopped his Norman, "Number 2" in at Woods Dyke after shifting it from Huntingdon.
A very peaceful night at Barton Turf, then down to Coltishall. Kingfisher sat on a branch not five yards away.
Following day we wanted a taste of the southern broads so it was a goodly chug all the way to the Waveney River Centre. We had intended to go all the way to geldeston but were punching the tide all the way to Yarmouth and again across Breydon and down the Waveney so progress was a bit laboured!
We were not impressed by the Waveney river Centre! £9 to moor and then £1 for 10 minutes water and £1 for a shower is just taking the proverbial as far as we are concerned. Also a big barge close by running a genny all night (on and off) did not add to the ambience. The "convenience" store was not at all convenient in that it shut at 5.30pm. I always thought the label meant open extra hours???
Anyway, once again we didn't let this take away from our glorious week and went up to Rockland St Mary for our final night and you will see our appreciation of the new Inn elsewhere. Its one of those "you must try it" places. Saturday morning provided a great demonstration of the water keeping disabilities of the boat topside!
An amusing interlude at Brundall, our sister ship, "Corsair" was moored on the old Harvey Eastwood yard at the start of the dyke. The occupants fishing and generally relaxing. Lucky beggars have two weeks we thought. Got to Alphacraft and the cry was "Have you seen "Corsair"? they rang and want us to go and pilot them in". The boatyard folk were less than amused.
A great weeks was had and its now 52 weeks to go and counting......

Trevor

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I can beat that Vet....mine lasted two minutes.

Sat here on a laptop i didn't miss, watching cricket i did sort of miss and NOT planning on my next port of call is.....how can i put it politely?.....nothing compared to a two minute week on the Broads.



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hello vetchugger

I am sorry that you were not impressed with WRC, especially as we have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on improving it. Do I read your comments correctly that had we given you £1 worth of water and a free shower then you would have been impressed?

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James


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The Broads' Premiere Holiday Park
with a Remarkably Large Fish

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Lovely story Trevor, just looking at my count down clock - only 282 days - ye gods !


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