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Firstly I must say what a wealth of information this site has.

I have booked a short break on the Broads over Easter. Although I did some Sailing in the MED before I was married I have never been able to persuade my wife to go on the Sea.

On a trip to Norfolk last year she suggested a trip on the Broads (now why didn't I think of this earlier!)

We are starting at Wroxham and have three nights so wonder if anyone could suggest a suggested route/stopovers, we intend to take things lesiurely.

Any help information appreciated for a Broads newcomer.

Many Thanks

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Hi Mate all ready got this one down in first time on the Broads,At the bottom of the main page ,
Richard has the hamster got loose.


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Welcome PKS,

We also have a boat out from Wroxham for 3  days over Easter so give us a wave on Barnes Prelude.  Within easy reach over Easter you can do the whole River Ant, Ranworth, Horning, Salhouse and Wroxham. If you really want to motor around you can do Potter Heigham , Acle and at a push Great Yarmouth but with just 3 days this isn't the nicest part of the Broads! Depending on the height of your boat you may be able to go under Wroxham or Potter Heigham Bridges, both with the aid of a pilot and explore some of the more beautiful, lesser populated stretches of the northern rivers.

The most important thing to remember is as soon as you lock the car change down two gears  Smile  Have a great break

Trying to make ends meet, you’re a slave to money, then you die.(Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve 1997) Mark

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Many thanks for the information, i'll take the advice about downshifting my gears.

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A very warm welcome,

You don't say which boat you have got but assuming that it will go under Wroxham bridge given that it a late easter this year could I suggest that on your demo you get the boatman to take you through wroxham bridge and you start by cruising up steam.  Coltishall may well be busy on your first night but you could just have a chug around and then perhaps if you are loaded up with food and drink moor on the Belaugh village staithe. A delightful spot and if you want to stretch your legs after the journey take a walk up the hill. The road that runs to the right gives excellent view down on the river. Lunch next day perhapes in Coltishall a walk to the site of Horstead Mill and a meal in the Recruiting Sargent might be good. Then, back down stream through the Bridge and moor maybe on the mudweight on Salhouse Broad the second night.

'As you are all moored side on may I lay alongside you? Certainly my dear which side of the bed do you prefer?' Bill...

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Thank you Bill for the information, much appreciated.

As far as which boat I am afraid this trip although conceived late last year was very much a last minute booking (this week). Being Easter weekend and with a Friday start we were very limited as to what was available. We have hired Craigmore from Moore & Co has anyone used her before?

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No but a nice little boat you should not be dissapointed should go through the bridge. You might even manage to slot in a time at table 22 at the Malsters Ranworth which will be an experience for you just don't try and do too much and the crew will break in gently Smile

'As you are all moored side on may I lay alongside you? Certainly my dear which side of the bed do you prefer?' Bill...

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Thanks again Bill for the sound advice.

Table 22 sounds very interesting!

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I think you really should have a pink marrigold glove on your left hand or something BUT I'm also told that seen hovering with a pint of Stella in both hands you will be made welcome Smile

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