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Regulo
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Is it this week coming? Slack water in Yarmouth is very early, or very late. You can't possibly do it. Even if the tides were perfect, it's a big ask. You'd be travelling non-stop for at least two of your days. Best advice above, go in by train or taxi.

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Unless things have changed drastically because of the dreaded virus, there is also a regular bus service from Wroxham to Norwich. The bus stop is outside Roy's, and if you are of a certain age and have a bus pass in your pocket, it's free.
Unfortunately, this free travel does not apply to visitors from Wales or Scotland.

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Sorry but it would be a complete waste of a holiday. Pretty certain it couldn't be done in the time frame you have got unless  you were incredibly lucky with the tides (  both ways ) and that hardly ever happens.

The irony is it is a 30 minute drive from stalham  to Norwich. Make the trip either before you pick up the boat or after you have returned it .  

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Hi there ,
Sounds like youve booked a short stay break , i fully agree with the other members, its simply isnt worth it , idea of a cruise is to take life a slower pace , what i do suggest is that you moor at wroxham , you can get a bus or a train into Norwich,from wroxham,( only a short distance 30 minutes at a guess ) that way you can  still see Norwich and have a nice time afloat  with out rushing here and there ,and take in ,visit other stop of places and villages etc

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We are as most have said, having two nights in Norwich before our boating holiday.
This makes the boating as it should be, relaxing.

We have done this before and it works a treat and everyone is happy.

I'm sure you will love it.

I caught the Broads bug in 2015 and I am not looking for a cure !!!

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Hi Darren leave your boat at Stalham and drive there lots of parking then on return go to the restaurant out side the gates to the left and have a lovely meal then sail to Womak then on last full day go to Sutton then a short sail back to yard on last day. John

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thank you all for the advise


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thank you

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Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Good advice from everyone there - it would be nigh impossible for you to do this trip in the time you have.

I remember our own first boat trip on The Broads ( as adults ), and the realisation that somewhere 20 mins down the road was hours away by river! In fact we particularly recall asking a local in a small village  for the nearest fishing tackle shop and his first question was "are you in a boat or a car ?" Lol

I'd do the Norwich visit before you pick up the boat, or on the day you return it. Have fun and enjoy the boating experience - it's special in many ways.

Karen



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it can be easily done no matter what the state of the tide. The "experts" tell you only to pass through GY at low tide or slack water, this is the most fuel economic way to do it but is not a must, the deciding factor is the bridge clearance at GY, provided you have that you can go through anytime. You will be punching the tide at some point which will cost you more fuel but in August the days are long enough to do the journey in 1 day, early start  late finish.
It will however mean an awful lot of cruising and little time to see other places so if thats important either call into Norwich before you collect the boat or after you have dropped it off or as others have suggested moor up and get the train,bus or Taxi in.

if it is to be it is up to me.

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TT is right you can do but as its around 12 hours motoring each way at best, you might find the throb of the engine gets to you by the end of the day - by the time you get there, the shops etc will be closed and as the night clubs are still closed as well, not sure what you can do other than fall asleep once you have got there!!!

Probably just best to relax by doing much shorter trips so you can relax and actually enjoy your "holiday"!!!!!

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