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Hello all

I am planning my 1st boat trip (1 week) on the Broads starting from Thorpe St Andrew 19.05.07.  The boat is called Hi Endeavour.  Just warning you so you can look out for me (better still avoid me!)  Slightly concerned that I would have been better off sticking to the Northern broads for the first time after looking through some older discussions!  I have armed myself with some valuable knowledge from some previous discussions gathered here, & have my broads guide, a copy of Broadcaster & OS map on it's way!! I would still be most grateful for any other info on places to moor for the night, places of interest, things to avoid etc etc.  I hope to travel up to Ranworth if possible in the week I have.  Is this too far?  - What have I let myself in for!!!  Smile

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Hi MissP

Welcome to the forum.

U to Ranworth in a week,  well it is possible BUT you would be pushing it and cruising from early to late AND you need to get the tides right.

If you are hoping to get back to St Andrews as well then I would suggest you take things easier and see more of Loddon, Beccles, Surlingham,  and Oulton Broads.

Now that IS possible in a week and you would enjoy it more.

Good luck with the trip


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HI,
How many of you are there aboard. Smile

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Lord Paul is right about the amount of cruising, just depends if that's what you like. We do. We picked up at Wroxham at 12 midday and made Reedham Ferry comfortably for our first night. So we would expect to be able to manage Thorpe to Ranworth in a day! Admittedly we take little notice of tides except for bridge clearances and likely suffer on fuel use. Might be wrong but we reckon boats are for cruising and to see as much as we can. We do get a good few hours chugging over a week but we also manage planty of fishing and oral libations!

Trevor

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Yep, plenty of time to see some of the North Broads in a week. I'd encourage you to adhere to slack water at Great Yarmouth though.

Personally, if I'm hiring from the south I always go north for part of the week. For me, a whole week on the south is just too leisurely.

Simon

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Hi Miss P, Welcome to a lifetime of pleasure on the Norflk Broads. My first holiday, 50 years ago. involved a traverse from Acle to Norwich in the first 24 hours. We didnt really understand what was involved,and had a bit of a "hairy moment" on Breydon Water! However, we had a wonderful time and still love the Broads after all this time. I would suggest that you forget Ranworth this time and enjoy the unique beauty of the the southern rivers. Try Norwich YS, but get advice from the boatyard about safety there. Beautiful mooring, not far from magnificent cathedral and shops, bars,m etc. Also, your boat can, probally,pass under the bridge at Beccles. Dont miss this opportunity to cruise one of the best bits of the Broads up to Geldeston. The Locks pub at Geldeston is part of the heritage of the Broads and not to to be missed. I agree that the Northern Broads have probably got the edge over the southern, but, since you are committed to starting near Norwich, dont miss the opportunity of experiencing the time and space of "domn south". You will want to come back! The Northern Broads wil then await your delictation. Good luck.

Cheers, Johnboy

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Trevor, I with you totally, when we hire we cruise all day, that's why we hire a boat.

In July we pick up from Brundall at 2.30p.m. and I'm hoping to be at the Stracey Arms for the evening.

IMHO a week is plenty of time to see some of both the northern & southern rivers, leaving plenty of unexplored areas for your next visit.

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I think both points of view have there merits, when we hired boats (usually Marthem or Potter Heigham) we always tried to get to Oulton for the first night (again no real regard for tides) But as this will be MissP's first time on the broads, there are more than enough places to see on the southern broads without the stress of cruising several hours a day. It is really up to her and her crew as to what sort of holiday they would prefer. If they want relaxed cruising for a few hours a day plus some time for R&R without the worries of tides etc, stay South and enjoy. If they want to spend the majority of their time cruising (and nothing wrong with that) then a trip to the North for 2-3 days then back to catch a bit of the southern sights is quite feasable and IMHO very enjoyable.
Just to say now that we have our own boat we tend to do less cruising and much more R&R, a couple of times last year we cruised all off 3-400 yards down Limekiln Dyke and moored up on Barton broad and swung around on the mud weight for the weekend: Bliss.  Smile

Dave

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To be honest I don't think you can plan a holiday for someone else.  It all depends on whether the crew like driving about or begin to feel cooped up.  Different stokes for different folks and all that.  If you like wild life there are all sorts of nature reserves as well as Norwich's Riverside and Prince of Wales road  Evil Grin

Just enjoy yourselves.

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We Regularly cruise from Wroxham to the Southern Broads, and its around a 10 hour journey to reach Thorpe St Andrew if you are going with the tide.

I would suggest cruising down as far as possible towards Breydon for the night, and mooring up at one of the riverside pubs for an evening meal and a Drink, if this is your first time afloat, personally I would avoid the Berney arms, due to the strong currents and high rise and fall of the tides, If you can get a mooring in this popular spot, Loddon would be ideal, as It has a variety of shops for any little bits and bobs you need, plus a water supply which you can use to top up before you set off in the morning, the waters are also kinder to first timers with less strong current. A dawn cruise across Breydon water is Magical on a clear summers morning, and you can they stop off at Stokesby for breakfast or lunch before continuing up to Ranworth.  You may need to mudweight on the Broad for a while, as again mooring spaces are often taken up until people move on, and we find the best time to arrive with the chance of a space is around 11am. You can normally get a mooring on the Island where the meet is held, but there is no access to the main staithe, shops, pubs ect other than by boat. Also whenever you get the opputunity to top up with water easily, then my advice would be to take it, with fewer boatyards now around the system, it can be difficult at times to get a mooring close to the filling points at busier times.

I hope you have a lovely holiday  Cheers

Julia  Smile

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