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Jaykay
Jul-17-2006 @ 10:09 PM                           Permalink
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We couldn't have had a more beautiful day to go on the Southern Belle.  We arrived at Haven Bridge House at 9.15 to find out there was no sailing at that time.  So we went for a relaxing sit at Reedham!  We had an icecream (as the weather was getting increasingly hotter!)  Then we drove back to Haven Bridge house, in time to see Haven Bridge (including scaffold) go up to allow a boat or two (including the Southern Belle herself) to go through.
We alighted the boat and was made to feel very welcome by the three members of staff.  There were 6 other passengers on board so there was lots of room to do as we please.  
The boat was expertly turned and off we went. What a lovely cruise!  The breeze from the water gave light relief.  The captain occasionally gave a brief commentary of places of local interest but not too much - he'd got the balance of information and letting his passengers enjoy the tranquility, just right.
We saw seals, (much to the delight of my 2 year old) and a wherry, (a wonderful sight these days!) and the Berney Arms, and the Holiday cottage opposite that is an old mill (and apparently has no electric or anything either!!) The cruise took us past Burgh Castle - which made a change to see from the water as we are frequent visitors there (and Church Farm!!)  
Then on to the Berney Arms - the Mill is being restored so will make a nice stop off in the near future.  Then a quiet, leisurely trip back to Haven Bridge!  We bought some cold drinks from the Bar (reasonably priced too!) and went and sat at the front of the boat for a different aspect on the way back.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and have picked up a leaflet to plan our next trip.  I would fully recommend the trip to all and well done to the crew and all involved!  Keep up the good work!

Thanks for reading!

Jo
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Jul-17-2006 @ 10:24 PM                           Permalink
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Hi Jo

Sounds like the trip was well worth doing.

Will have to try that next time I,m at Yarmouth.

How long was the trip please?


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It was 2 hours long without getting off....you can get off at Burgh Castle but we didn't as we live 2 minutes away from there!!

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