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Well we did it, and how quick did the week go? too quick.We arrived at Alphacraft in Brundall, to be greeted by very lovely sunshine and the even lovlier Suzanne, who booked us in and a pleasure it was too,we were then shown around the boat Alpha 2 Corsair, by Paul, who turned out to be a very nice bloke, he showed us around the yard and was obviously proud of the several new builds that were evident.After showing us all the basics and boasting of the Corsairs brand new shiney engine, Paul departed and said he would take us out tomorrow, as we decided we would spend the evening in Brundall.We took a slow stroll up to the local shope,Budgins, to gather the essentials, food and err 5 crates of Corona and a bag of limes, in case scurvy struck our motley crew.We passed a nice looking pub, THE YARE, which was a little reminiscent of a ozzy outback low level pub, the local shopkeeper recommended the local chippy, but this only opened thursday to saturday, and as it was tuesday we retired to the boat.On the way back we passed a few of the locals all heading off to see England under 21s at Carrow road, and we were informed the last train was due if we wanted to attend, a tough decision was made to eat, and miss the match, all avid footy fans, but needs must and all that.After cooking up a good old fashioned fryup, the boats cooking facilities very adequate, 4 ring gas hob, double gas oven and microwave, we had a chat with other arrivees and staff at the yard,all very pleasant knowledgable and fun.That night we went to THE YARE, for a meal, and very nice it was too, large helpings and very reasonably priced,recommended,the night was rounded off by playing knock out pool with the locals who had all arrived back after Englands win, lost a couple of quid at pool, but recovered it at darts,lol,very nice start to the holidays, a big thanks to WOOLY, for his recommendations,i will post a picture of THE YARE when i get it of my friends camera..lovely Smile

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We had a early start to the second day,Paul arrived as promised and took us out of the yard and a tight squeez it was too, we passesd a beautifuly constructed Japanese style house, with a huge boat docked in front, the owner, a largish chap, gave us all a friendly wave and off we went,15 mins of tuition and it all came back to me, we thanked Paul and dropped him off opposite Coldham Hall.It was a little overcast, but off we set towards Cantley in good spirits, the sugar refinery is a huge thing up close and we were supprised to see it has its own fire engine, the Reedcutter pub attached had very few moorings as a lot of work was going on around the banks and mooring spots, pictures attached,we passed the mouth of the Chet, were a lot of work was going on, widening the mouth i think? and Hardley Cross monument and soon came to the Reedham Ferry Inn, were we decided to stop for a meal and a few light refreshments.The pub was quite full so we didnt get to eat, but sampled a few of the local ales, and even though i dont like cider, the local Pear cider was a real treat, smashing stuff[i have just discovered my local has begun selling it,lol]We had a great laugh with the very charming female staff at Reedham Ferry inn, i even showed them how to make a oven ready chicken out of a tea towel, my one and only party piece, much to the bemusement of the clientel on the night, good fun all round and a pleasant evening had by all, retiring back to the boat,trusty torch in hand,were there were still ample mooring spaces,we settled down for a long and hard night of corona killing and texas holdem poker...and sore heads all round next morning.. Playful

Jack Union.

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More pics of the trip..Hardley Cross..Reedham Ferry Inn..and Cantley Sugarbeet refinery..

Jack Union.

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Cantley Refinery.

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Hardley Cross at the Chet mouth this marks the acient boundry between Norwich and Great Yarmouth,i believe that the mayors of the two towns met there each year to settle the arguments between the boating community.

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The Ferry, with Tbag and Dannyboy posing,lol, i was supprised to see the ferry actualy runs at an angle and not straight across, the guy on the controls that day was a very friendly chap.

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nice pics jack sounds good so for we want MORE!!  Smile

what was that you said son "you just riped the rubbing strip of the transom" Mad  

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Lol, cheers jonny, no worries we took about a thousand between us, try to weed out all the dross[if you can actualy get dross on the broads?lol]JU Playful Wink

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Hi Jack, the Mrs (and the rest of the cleaning crew) said thanks for the beers that you left and my daughter said thanks for the spinning top thing on the bit of string (can't remember what they are called, and no not a Yo-Yo). She was there when you dropped the boat off on Tuesday (she also said that you can come back anytime, she wished all the hirers would leave their boat as tidy as you left yours)

Chris J

"Darling, where is that water coming from?"

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Ahhh so it was your better half then Chris? no worries mate im glad your daughter enjoyed the top[whatever its called,lol]my mate Dannyboy has two large cuts in his head from trying to catch it, mind you hes not the sharpest tool in the box,lol,so tell your nipper to wear a crash helmet,as for the beers, there more than welcome, very nice bunch, the boat cleaning is just courtesy, hope all treat someone elses property as they would want others to treat theirs, trying to negotiate a price for next year allready, so may meet your better half again, all the best to all the staff mate, cheers,JU, Playful Wink

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