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We are offten asked about crossing Breydon from new members that would like to do this trip but are a bit nervous about it.

I thought this thread may be useful to these crews.

If anyone who has done this before and about to do it again - either nth to sth or sth to nth - then maybe they could post their cruising date and time and direction that they are planing so others not so confident could possibly join them for the crossing.

To start this off I am hoping to be crossing from Nth to Sth on Sunday 19th Aug on the 1900 slack tide.

I normally start from Stalham, stop at Stracey moorings ready to leave there for the crossing.
As the crossing is close to sunset I will be mooring near Burgh Castle or just past the Berney if the daylight holds.


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Ah, Breydon at sunset.

One of our most memorable crossings was on a September evening, southbound into the sunset.  We managed to get to Herringfleet for the night.

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We will be leaving the Stracey Arms on Tuesday 21st
August around 06.45/07.00hrs for arrival at Yarmouth
08.15ish to cross Breydon and head up to Norwich.
Anyone can join us if they like.

That was quick!
Now the nights start to draw in again...When was summer?

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Hi Bufalo Bill my self and my daughter will probably be at the stacey arms for monday night so probs we will be crusing down river with you and over breydon we will be going up the yare towards Norwich stopping the night some where so as to head into norwich for the next day and out again for the night then thursday down to oulton.

I'm loving 'it

clive

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Oh! I get all hot and bothered when some mentions Breydon as if it were part of the Bermuda Triangle rather than the Broads. It's a pussycat! I've found that if anyone can fly a Vulcan Bomber then they can take a hire boat across. Crumbs I even saw a chap standing up in his bathtub the other day! It's no different to any other part of the Broads, with a good set of binoculars you can see the bank on both sides. A word of advice though, inform the boatyard that you're crossing Breydon and they'll give you extra rope to tie onto your mudweight incase you have to wait for Breydon bridge to open. I've never seen it any deeper than 93 feet so thats not a problem. Also keep everything in watertight containers, put all crockery on the floor and you'll get no breakages. If you feel a bit sick DON'T open a window as the waves will come in and drench you. There is fun to be had with the kids as well you can give them a pad and pencil and see who spots the most colours of the sunken hire boats. You can hire the services of the Breydon Chaplain or priest  at Grot Yarmouth Yacht Stn. if it makes you feel better. I dont know what the red and green posts are for, better to just ignore them. If you're really lucky a few of the private boaters will be out for a play in their boats and make it more jolly. The crossing normally takes 8&3/4 hrs to complete so make sure you've topped your diesel tank up to the brim. Be aware there is lots of wreckage floating about and if you hit any of this BOY you'll know! The first time I did the mrs. let out a scream, I thought we were sinking but she was shaving and caught a cold sore on her top lip. I'm right in saying more people have died in all the world wars than have drowned on Breydon so statistics say you might be alright. Go safely and if you make it let us know.







Edited to say none of the above is true. (Well apart from the shaving bit) Oh and the world wars.  Playful Wink

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Wandering Rose and possibly some other craft with big, rag draped sticks (or not) on Friday 7th September. Returning on Sunday 9th after the Yare Navigation Race. If conditions are right it may even be done under sail  Gasp

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Clive, will keep an eye out for you.
We should arrive Stracey around 16.00hrs, so hope there's still a mooring slot!
Bill.

That was quick!
Now the nights start to draw in again...When was summer?

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A group of us will be transiting North to South, departing Stokesby on Fri 24th Aug morning 0815 for the Waveney

Some of us transiting South to North Sunday/Monday 26/27th Aug


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Bill and Clive, we may also see you on the Tuesday morning, as we are also planning to make it through Great Yarmouth for around 8.15. We will probably moor at Acle the night before and make an early start.

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Wombat1 - I think you should have posted this on 1st April. Lol.

Hope that newbies managed to get to the end without having a heart attack.  Smile

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