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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
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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??

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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.

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Thank you Karen we will try to report each evening of our travels, 4G permitting  Smile

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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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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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