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Hi Coriolis

Thanks for your reply. I think you're right. All visitors in my position can do is try everything reasonable to use shore based facilities wherever the opportunities allow, whilst accepting that occasionally that may not be always be an option.

We can all only do our best with these things.

Thanks again to everyone who replied Smile

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Some of the best sailing areas (IMHO) can be found above Potter Heigham, and I have sailed there on camping trips in a half decker  -  that very half decker is now kept at Horsey, and brings back happy memories every time I see her.

Anyway, this area is reasonably well provided with toilets, at Potter itself, Martham Boatyard (if you ask them nicely), Hickling Staithe and Horsey Mill (where there is also a shower, tokens available from the shop).  Just below Potter is Hunters Yard, which welcomes visiting sailors and has lovely clean toilets and a shower.

Other public facilities on the North Broads include Ludham Bridge, Stalham & Wroxham.  Wroxham Yacht Club (on Wroxham Broad) also welcome sailors, and have the nicest toilet & showers on the Broads (IMHO, of course).


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That's really useful info. Thanks Jeremy.

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I really do not think that given the volume of water in the rivers and Broads, that the odd " bucket and chuck it" is going to severely affect the ecology of the Broads!!

In fact given the fact that everyone from a modern day household has to have at least one shower a day, I suspect that your one bucket is infinitely more preferable to the tons of shower generated phosphates being pumped in on a daily basis.

Plus Anglian Water are still forgetting to remove all the phosphates from the waste water they dump into the rivers!!

Don't worry - you won't be the first, or last to resort to a bucket!!

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quote:"......"In fact given the fact that everyone from a modern day household has to have at least one shower a day, I suspect that your one bucket is infinitely more preferable to the tons of shower generated phosphates being pumped in on a daily basis ......."



Yes. That puts in perspective for sure.

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I meant to add another public toilet, reasonably central on the North Broads, which is at Ranworth Staithe.  There is water there, and a shop which sells all the essentials I expect you'll need.  If you are in a dinghy, you should be eligible to moor in the 'Dinghy Dyke', but beware that mooring overnight in that dyke can be noisy, as people use it late in the evening to return to their boats mudweighted in the Broad.

I could also qualify the access to the public toilet at Hickling, which I mistakenly referred to as 'Hickling Staithe', when I should have said the Pleasureboat Inn moorings  -  they would probably charge you if you are not eating there, but as it's one of the pubs in Broadland that I would recommend very highly, you may well want to partake of a meal anyway.  The public toilet is the other side of their car park.


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