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Apr-18-2006 @ 3:34 PM                           Permalink
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Hello All

Well what a fantastic few days we have just had I will try not to make the story too long :

To start with we stopped at the Canary and Linnet Pub on the A47 on the way to the boat yard superb food and a grand pint or two of Adanams (the beer drinkers on the site will put me right) Bombadier. We then headed to our boat yard Bridgecraft at Acle.

The boat wasnt quite ready so across the road and another one in the Bridge Inn. Back to the yard a quick test run and a few pointers where to stop off and away we go, in the rain. We moored up at St Benedicts and whiled the night away. Lovely quiet mooring.

The next day we bimbled up the river to Wroxham, now somewhere between Horning and Wroxham we met several yatchs and decided it was best to wait close in by the bank, not one word of thanks or smile or even a wave from any of them. Most of them had young crews aboard but even the ones with older chaps on werent at all thankfull of our curtiousness.Out of the whole break the best experience of people in "wind powered boats" was a lady who let us know exactly where she was heading and where we were best placed and we had a wave and a thankyou. Not too much to ask is it. We dont mind moving at all but when its quite windy it makes it so much easyier if people let you know where they want you, rant over!

Back from Wroxham we met one of the crews in the banks edge, I think the wind had got the better of them, and give the young lads there due (after reminding them the word they were looking for was thankyou on the way to Wroxham) they did apologies.

For the scound night we headed up the River Ant and moored somewhere around Turf Fen. In the morning it was onto Stalham, our choice of Stalham or Sutton was made by the amount of boats with sails up coming down Sutton Broad! A pint of Adanams (whatever its called ) and The Bitter, tastes of white toast and butter give that one a miss, in Stalham and onto Sutton. Stalham is okay for a quick leg stretch but thats about all.

Sutton Staithe is very nice and the black stuff in the pub was jolly good. Barton Broad was a bit of a shock after the narrow River Ant, and arnt the BA a friendly bunch lots of waves from them

River Thurne time and we decided to give the Lion a try, wish we hadnt bothered and a slow evening cruise to Womack Water. Stern on mooring with lots of people about and possibly one too many and we decided to go on a little futher to Repps Staithe and moor for the evening.

The next day we showed our guests Potter bridge and back to Womack Water to have a sober crack at the stern mooring. An aborted first try and we soon got the hang and slid in between two other boats. Popped into Ludham and got a few supplies ( well worth a little stroll round )

Lastly we retraced our route to Acle and onto the Ferry pub at Stokesby, for several pints in the fantastic weather and we moored up somewhere on Calthorpe Level Marshes for the night.

We were very pleased with the boat choice it was super for what we wanted and was excellantly turned out, no problems with her what so ever and the bottle of perry in the galley want well with our Pimms ! Forth Bridge looked good may give her a go next time.

Regards

Philip

Ps Did get a pint or two of Werrys in and it didnt taste of perfume ! I thankyou.



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Apr-18-2006 @ 5:02 PM                           Permalink
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Hello Philip, as one of the site's beer drinkers, I can let u know that Charles Wells make Bombadier not Adnams.( but who cares who makes it!)

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Glad Forth bridge looked good can you remember if was number 2 or 1 of forth bridge you saw.

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No, sorry James I didnt see.

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Sounds like a Spot on trip mate Smile

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