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Thanks for the reply. I suspect any other yard might struggle to reach the same standard of finish and design as Royall. Love the model though and have Pacific's version booked next year.

Trevor

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Day 2. 2/10/19
After a lazy start we chugged back to Ranworth and found an easy mooring before visiting the great shop here, followed by coffee and scones at the cafe next door.

We had a lovely walk up to St Helen's church then set off up the Ant to Ludham Bridge, through with only inches to spare. A quick call in the shop then on across Barton Broad to Sutton Staithe for our night's, peaceful mooring. zzzzzz.

Women and cats do as they please..Men and dogs better get used to the idea!

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Oak was not an original Royall boat - they bought it secondhand after it had been re engined at Ferry. Trying to think where it came from but at the moment it has slipped my mind!!

The Serenade is slightly longer - I think they have added about 4' onto the 35, making it 39'and also added a lot of electronic stuff. It is good to see how popular it is with the punters and the Diamond 35' and its derivatives is now becoming a well liked class of boat. For some reason it has proved more popular than the Diamond 43 like Thunder, of which only a limited number were built.

N.B. Yes - I thought I was right. Craigs database tells me it was White Diamond 2 from Sabena Marine originally.

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Hi MM,
You are quite right about Serenade being 39 feet and lots of electronic gizmos on board.Thank you for the history of Royall Oak as well. Still a very classy boat though and very practical. My wife described the boat as a bathtub with a front bit added on. Most unkind Smile  Playful

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Day 3. 3/10/19
We were up at about 7am to a very chilly but sunny morning.

After breakfast we set off to locate the reputedly tallest (80 feet) windmill in the country, Sutton Mill.

After negotiating the A149 and along the country lanes we reached the Mill (about 25 minutes walk), but we were disappointed to find the museum was permanently closed and the mill in a sorry state with broken windows, its cap and sails missing.
We hope the new owners have a great plan to restore it as it would be a magnificent sight to see it in action.

Back to the boat and a gentle chug up to Wayford Bridge. There was no chance of getting under here either to Dilham as planned , so we moored up and went up to the garage for papers and milk. What a busy road!!

Back down river and round to Barton Turf for water and a very pleasant lunch on board.

Final mooring for the day was at How Hill, certainly one of our favourite spots and again our evening meal on board.


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Hi John & Anne

Thank you for the holiday tale and pictures, and it looks like you had a good time, but I'm so sorry about your Thomas Cook holiday! And this whole thing happening so close to when you were about to go. I would have been mostly packed by that point with a  suitcase full of sunnier climes clothing, just about all of which would have had to be changed over for an autumn Broads trip of course.

Shame you missed out on the Coltishall run, as well as a trip to Dilham. We were at the boat last weekend and it was not easy to get on board as the water levels were so high! On Saturday after lunch , clearance at Wroxham Bridge was a mere 6 feet, so it was rather empty through the other side ( we took a walk ).

Royal Oak always looks a well turned out boat and I hope you found it made up for the lost TC trip.

Take care, Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"

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Hi Karen,
Many thanks for your comment and concern that we missed our Menorca holiday. However, we really did enjoy our week on the Broads, as we always do.
The water levels were high and even overtopping some of the moorings and, as you say, did make getting on and off the boat difficult sometimes.
Our best regards,
John and Anne.

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Video taken coming out of South Walsam at St. Benet's Abbey, up the Bure and up the Ant. The ranger at Irstead Shoals gave us a wave  Smile .
Music is "The Call" played by me on my Tyros 5 keyboard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tkDgPKJOc0

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Our next video was taken on the upper Ant on or way to Sutton Staithe for our night's mooring and our return back the following morning.
Music is "Fool on the hill" and "Words" arranged and played by me on my Tyros 5 keyboard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx9eRUlq3yc

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Love the backing tracks to your video's. Are you a talented amateur player or a professional?
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