Topic: Aboard “Broadway 4” FPS a week.


rojomo    -- Oct-2-2020 @ 7:09 PM
  After a fairly uneventful 230 mile journey from Lancashire we arrived at Richardson’s as requested at 1pm.
Check in was very organised and Covid safe and after our run through of the boats features we headed off at just before 2pm down the Ant to our nights mooring at South Walsham.
More to come??

Women and cats do as they please..Men and dogs better get used to the idea!

This message was edited by rojomo on Oct-2-20 @ 8:18 PM


Karen&Mike    -- Oct-2-2020 @ 7:18 PM
  Sounds like Richos are well organised and that must be reassuring.

Enjoy your first evening aboard, look forward to hearing and seeing more of your trip.

Karen

PS boat looks nice.

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


rojomo    -- Oct-2-2020 @ 7:21 PM
  Thank you Karen we will try to report each evening of our travels, 4G permitting  Smile

Women and cats do as they please..Men and dogs better get used to the idea!


Hylander    -- Oct-3-2020 @ 10:04 AM
  We are a strange bunch aren't we.   We live on the Broads and yet we are going to the Lancashire canal in May next year Mr Covid permitting.

Really looking forward to your tales.  Stay safe and in this damp awful weather wear stout shoes with good grip on the bottom, it is so easy to slip and always always your life jacket when mooring.  only we want to hear happy tales.





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rojomo    -- Oct-3-2020 @ 7:27 PM
  Day 2.
After a restful night  we rose at 7.30am to a rather dreary, drizzly day.
However after all the restrictions, shielding and lockdowns we have endured our chugging today will be a wonderful event!
We left Fleet dyke and did the short cruise to Ranworth where we were able to moor easily. We had a quick visit to the shop and after topping up the water, we went to the Maltsters for lunch. We each had the Southern Fried chicken wrap with sweet chilli sauce and skinny fries... excellent!!
To finish the day we cruised around to Womack to have a look, but ended mooring in the dyke at the moorings near Hunters Yard.
The rest of the afternoon was spent boat watching a constant stream of HWood boats heading and then returning, obviously no moorings left, until dusk and beyond Gasp
Hoping for a better day weather wise tomorrow.

Women and cats do as they please..Men and dogs better get used to the idea!

This message was edited by rojomo on Oct-3-20 @ 8:29 PM


Karen&Mike    -- Oct-3-2020 @ 7:46 PM
  Great to hear you got into Ranworth - how busy was it there? About ten days back they were ploughing in across the Broad mid afternoon, some at quite a rate of knots. Being mudweighted we got quite a lot of wash. sending us up and down like a cork on the sea.

We watched (and heard !) a sedan hire boat using the bow thruster ever few mins to try and hold station right infront of the moorings like a shark stalking prey! He must have been close to burning it out cos he was hammering it - presumably he wanted to be at the ready if there was even a sniff of a spot coming free rather than having to life the mudweight.

The weather forecast seems to have improved so fingers crossed for you. Are the water levels still high ?

Karen

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


rojomo    -- Oct-4-2020 @ 8:05 AM
  Hi Karen,
Ranworth was ok but it was midday Saturday on changeover day.
It has been tipping down all this morning and the river levels are high, over topping the moorings at St Bennett’s. Going for a soggy chug shortly Smile

Women and cats do as they please..Men and dogs better get used to the idea!


Karen&Mike    -- Oct-4-2020 @ 7:55 PM
  Just checking in to see of you've had chance to give us a Sunday update...

Hope the day wasn't too soggy in the end!

Still a day on the river is better than a day at home or work  Smile  

Karen

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


rojomo    -- Oct-5-2020 @ 7:35 AM
  Hi Karen
Sorry I’m a little behind Smile
Day 3 Sunday.
We awoke to heavy rain this morning and decided to sit here until it eased, forecast did not look so decided to carry on anyway.
We chugged to Herbert Woods yard at Potter Heigham some shopping at Latham’s.
Being older we need to feel as safe as possible without hiding behind closed doors but the Latham’s experience was not too good.
Around the store was ok as was queuing for the tills but once through there was a logjam of people at the bread and cake counter, not good.
We left around 11.30am and cruised to South Waltham where we had lunch moored on the mud weight.
On up to Horning and still raining we moored at Ferry Marina for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

Women and cats do as they please..Men and dogs better get used to the idea!


Karen&Mike    -- Oct-5-2020 @ 4:52 PM
  John, I've seen a picture of blue sky and sunshine in the Ranworth area this afternoon so I hope you and Anne saw some of that, wherever you are!

Up here in Yorkshire it's been a tad blowy so handy for  drying the washing, but this mornings brightness headed downhill as the day progressed.

I'm guessing any passage under Wroxham Bridge is out of the question for you? Shame if you have missed out on the Coltishall run as I remember you mentioned that.

I've also been told that many of the public moorings are still overtopped ? Wonder what other members can report as the up to date position. We'd be sticking with the mudweight pretty much if we get down at the in the next few days, but it's good to have updates from any members out and about. Looks like the tides are not getting chance to fully run away from the upper reaches before they turn back again so I'm assuming these high waters will take longer to settle back down compared to the lower reaches ? Hopefully some experts here can tell me if I've got that right? ( or wrong   Gasp  )  

Karen

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


Steve51    -- Oct-5-2020 @ 5:38 PM
  We moored at Ranworth on Saturday as we had friends coming to dinner that night and it's less than 5 minutes from where they live. Although it hadn't over topped, it was very high, even my longish legs were stretched getting on and off. The main feature was just how busy it was. Boats were still trying to get in quite late on Saturday and the earliest to look for a mooring was 0730 on Sunday.

We left early on Sunday and on the way back to Horning there were boats moored in lots of bank-side spots or stuck in the red beds. Our mooring in Horning, needless to say, was still a wellie job!  Frown

Steve. CM1 and NR12

This message was edited by Steve51 on Oct-5-20 @ 6:39 PM


rojomo    -- Oct-5-2020 @ 7:20 PM
  Day 4. A day on the Bure.
We again arose to rain once more at Ferry Marina and called out Richos engineer as we had a small problem with the heating. He duly arrived about 9.30am and changed something technical? In the system.
Set off for Wroxham, no chance under the bridge, 6’-0 showing on the marker.. second year running that Coltishall was out for us.
We moored up in Faircrcrafts basin and cautiously made our way to Ken’s chippy restaurant for lunch. Very safe,good table spacing and all plates; cups, utensils were disposable.
We returned back down the Bure and the SUN came out!!!!! And we briefly spotted an otter fishing!!!!
Moored tonight at Salhouse and the rain has returned so won’ t be going to the Fur and Feathers.
Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

Women and cats do as they please..Men and dogs better get used to the idea!


Karen&Mike    -- Oct-7-2020 @ 5:37 PM
  Well I saw more pics of blue sky , albeit beteeen showers yesterday (some friends are on hols this week ) and by all accounts today has been bright and clear so I do hope anyone out on the water for the week has felt spirits lifted after all that rain!

John and Anne - Kens fish and chips have been pretty organised all the way through this I have to say, and we have partaken of their lovely grub on numerous occasions when at the boat since July. We don't have fish and chips from anyone else when down there, and it's been good to see a local business making every effort in these difficult times. Good on them. We haven't visited any of the pubs this year but I'm sorry you didn't get your walk up to the Fur & Feather. And of course such a shame you didn't manage the Coltishall run - we haven't made it up there ourselves either this season (by river) but we have driven up there, taken a picnic and chairs and sat nicely back from people and the river, and just watched the comings and goings. Hope you have a good day tomorrow , and book to return soon ( try next Spring for a chance to get through Wroxham bridge !)

Fingers crossed for the flooded moorings and those with wet riverside gardens or businesses to see some improvement very soon.

Take care , Karen

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

This message was edited by Karen&Mike on Oct-7-20 @ 6:39 PM


rojomo    -- Oct-7-2020 @ 6:53 PM
  My  apologies but due to lack of signal both at Salhouse and last night at Barton Turf I have been unable to continue the tale which I will do when we are home this weekend.

Women and cats do as they please..Men and dogs better get used to the idea!


Karen&Mike    -- Oct-7-2020 @ 7:23 PM
  If you can read this Rojomo - enjoy your last couple of nights ! Thanks for sharing your trip and I look forward to reading more in due course.

All the best , Karen

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


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