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A year has gone by since our last Broads holiday with family on Grecian Girl. This year just two of us so an aft cockpit 2 berth was chosen. Originally from Monday to Monday, but nearer our week found out that Silver Melody was available for the weekend before. Could have taken over on the Friday afternoon, but circumstances dictated that it would have to be Saturday. Leaving Kent at 6am we arrived at Brundall at 9.30. with a coffee stop too. Better to travel early. Melody was all ready, but the yard was very busy with their main changeover day. Colin Dye soon had us aboard and checked in, we were on the river by 10.10., much earlier than expected.
     The plan was to go through Great Yarmouth with the tide about 5.30, so we were now much too early. A stop was made at Berney arms, where we spotted a "Bar Open" sign, walking along the bank there did not seem to be anything 'open' or indeed very inviting! so went back to the boat and had a sandwich lunch.
     Now 1.42 and decided to carry on. Breydon was a bit choppy with the tide going out and the wind coming in. at the Yellow post the tide coming down the Bure made the water at the corner a bit interesting! but the tide coming down past the yacht station was not as strong as nearer to low water. now 2.15 pm 10ft clearance at the bridges. Now we were against the tide but still managing 5 mph with only half throttle.
     At the Stracey Arms, noted that the new owners still have lots of animals, and it all looked tidy. The top is off the Mill at the moment for repairs. Acle bridge was reached at 4.30, and a mooring just past the newly occupied cafe/shop whee we now enjoyed rather a large cake and tea, definatly worth a visit. That evening we ate at the Bridge Inn for the first time ever, we were not disappointed.


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Jun-01-2019 @ 5:31 PM                           Permalink
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That was really good service from Silverline. Not only did they start you earlier than the booked day, but even made sure you were on the river just gone 10am. Silverline are an outstanding yard - as as their boats.

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Jun-03-2019 @ 12:24 PM                           Permalink
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Day 2, cloudy, bit of a breeze but sun coming through. Leaving Acle at 9.20 and hoping to get through to Coltishall. Called in at Ranworth and found someone just leaving the Staithe. Visited the Coffee shop and got a few things from the shop. Horning was very quiet, could have moored two boats at the village staithe 12.25!  Stopped at the Wroxham Bridge pilot mooring, and phoned. He was just having a cup of tea so would be along shortly. Were through the bridge at 1.50, bridge height 6' 9" Silver Melody needs 6' 6" according to the instruction plate, but there was plenty of clearance. Stopped just through the bridge to eat lunch on board.
     Leaving at 2.20 meandered through the tree lined upper river Bure to arrive at Coltishall lock at 3.40.
Had not been this far up for several years, and it was interesting how the old mill remains have now been landscaped into a more visitor friendly area, with a few picnic tables alongside the river, the banks here are quite low and the water clear enough to see the bottom. I would guess that you could turn a 35ft boat here without too much trouble. It was amazing how much water was coming through the Mill. There is a footpath through to the main road into Coltishall village.
     Back at the Coltishall Green mooring by 4.30, and we ate this evening at the Kings Head very good as usual.


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I hate Melody, we hired it 10 years ago to see if we could manage on a boat that size.
We could!
So bought a boat.!
Now broke!!!!!!!!!!!!
paul

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Jun-04-2019 @ 11:38 AM                           Permalink
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Sorry Paul, but we actually rather liked Melody! true you need to travel light, storage space is at a premium, and we ate out a lot but the stove is adequate, there is plenty of hot water even by morning, the heating was if anything a bit too efficient, The fridge being in the cockpit was a bit unusual, the canopy  would be difficult to put up or down in a hurry, the cover has to be removed completely and stowed in a locker under the floor, the one support folds down, but as on most aft cockpit cruisers it is not a quick job. The general finish inside and out was up to Silverline standard. what is an unusual fitting on a small boat is the bow thruster. Would we hire it again?  Yes I think we would. Not many yards have anything that is not too tall, or too low.

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Melody is a lovely little boat, this year will be our 4th time on it, booked it in July for 11 nights can't wait!!!

Stuart

......'the trouble with common sense is - it's not that common'......  Wink

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Jun-10-2019 @ 12:09 PM                           Permalink
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Back again to continue,  Monday, after some light rain last evening it was a cloudy start, first to the well stocked local shop for some supplies.  leaving Coltishall at 8.55 our next stop was Hoveton where Coffee and cake plus other shopping at Roys was called for, and a new book purchased at the tourist shop of Aerial photos of the Broads, really interesting. Pilot through the bridge at 12.25 height 6' 9". now the sun was brightening things up. Lunch was at Salhouse and ice cream from the boat. very quiet everywhere, next stop was Ludham Bridge for Tea and more cake! (height gauge 8' 1".)  arrived at our mooring for the night Wayford Bridge (height gauge 7') mooring here is £8, and now no refund at the hotel where we ate that night. The dining rook now seems to have more 'rustic' feel, but the food was fine.

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Jun-10-2019 @ 12:28 PM                           Permalink
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Tuesday dawned quite sunny with a few clouds, left Wayford at 9.15 heading for Stalham and another visit to the Broads Museum. and to get their book about Broads railways. moored on their mooring and after Coffee and cake, watched the 'Falcon' getting steam up and there always seems to be some new exhibits. left at 12.05, heading for Neatishead, thought that maybe a sandwich at the White Horse would be a good idea, but settled for Soup and bread with our drinks. (a very long wait!) could have done better on the boat with a tine opener! then bought some bread from the shop. Back on the river Bure the wind was very strong, and it was very pleasant to find a mooring at Womack for the night. Of course eating had to be at the Kings Arms, where some alterations to the seating area have taken place, but the train still runs around the walls.

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Lovely photos.   The boat looks really cosy.    

Women dont nag they just
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things out...



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Jun-11-2019 @ 4:35 PM                           Permalink
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It is now Wednesday, leaving Womack water at 9.05. and hoping to get through Potter Heigham bridge. arrived at the pilots mooring at 10. he is out helping with a craning out job, the level in the office shows 6'6"  Melody is said to need 6'6", pilot arrives at 10.15, and the level has gone up 2". and the bridge gauge says 6'. however we get through and even the pilot says "that was a bit tight".
tied up now and its coffee and cake time at Lathams, leaving at 11/30 we make our way to Hickling and tie up at the Pleasure boat inn at 12.39, plenty of room.
Lunch here of jacket potatoes, and get under way again at 2. next stop is horsey, to see how the Wind pump restoration is progressing, you can now go up inside, and it is just about ready for trial sailing (this happened the following week)


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going through the bridge

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