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steve
Aug-01-2020 @ 11:16 AM                           Permalink
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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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Aug-01-2020 @ 11:25 AM                           Permalink
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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



"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"

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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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Aug-02-2020 @ 11:37 AM                           Permalink
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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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The bus also takes you right to the city centre the train to the edge (just across from the Yacht Station incidentally)

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I would definitely listen to the sound advice you have been given by not sating time and fuel by cruising by boat to Norwich.
Also I would not ventiure down the river Bure " despite what the experts say " as an ebbing tide racing down the Bure is no place for a first time novice in a 40 ft boat ??  At best you will get stressed out with the vessel seemingly having a mind of its own with regards to steering control and the worst is then you could collide with something due to that possible lack of control. I your holiday and your choice. I hope you all have a super time . The Broads are lovely.
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Hi there, we have just returned from a fabulous week on the Broads and also wanted to visit Norwich.  But we realised it would take a big chunk out of our week so we travelled up from Sussex the day before we were collecting our boat and we stayed overnight in the Premier Inn in the heart of Norwich.  It was very nice, it wasn't expensive and we had a full English on the Monday morning Smile .  We had Sunday afternoon and Monday morning to discover Norwich before setting off to collect our boat mid afternoon on Monday.  It was also a really nice way to start our holiday.  Have fun and enjoy your holiday!

Best Wishes
Pauline

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