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Geoff.P
May-04-2008 @ 7:34 PM                           Permalink
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We're hiring "Claire de Lune" from Alpha Craft at Brundall for 2 weeks from September 23rd - just two of us for a "romantic" cruise Smile

It's our first time on the Broads, and only I have had previous experience on boats (Northern broad and narrow canals and rivers, plus a bit of tidal on the Humber). I've been trying to come up with an itinerary which would enable us to see as much as as possible in the time we have.

In terms of planning, I'be got as far as Loddon for first night, Lowestoft/Beccles second night, then back via River Waveney to Great Yarmouth for third night, and off to the Northern Broads via River Bure.

And that's as far as I've got!

So - here's my questions:-

1) is my first three days feasible?

2) Where should I go from there?

- so may choices, so much to see!

Any input gratefully received - places to see, moorings, pubs and restaurants, problems to avoid, difficulties - anything you think useful.

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May-04-2008 @ 7:42 PM                           Permalink
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Geof, the nearest mooring place to Lowestoft is Oulton which is aout 2.5-3 hours from Beccles so these should e 2 seperste nights, Also if you are going to Beccles it is well worth going that ectra mile and visiting Gedleston Locks that part of the Waveney is one of the prettiest on the Broads.

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May-04-2008 @ 8:53 PM                           Permalink
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Whats the rush?  You are on holiday and if you miss some, so what?

Its a good excuse to come back!!!!!

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May-04-2008 @ 9:14 PM                           Permalink
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Thanks for replies so far.

Reason for "big rush"? She's off back to Australia the week after, and it will be a long time before there is another chance - if ever!

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Considering the mileage we do in a week, with two weeks you have time to see pretty much most things. Just depends upon how much cruising you want to do each day. You should have a reasonable chance at most bridges as well with that style boat.

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You want to stop the night in Yarmouth????

Each to their own, but not my favourite place particularly on a romantic cruise, handy for supermarkets I suppose.

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Thanks HarryDaTiger - that's exactly the sort of info I need - places to avoid as well as "must sees".

Will probably need some shopping  whenwe get near Gt Yarmouth, so it sounds like try to hit there about midday after a night on Braydon Water? Do some shopping (proper food preferred rather than s/markets) then off up River Bure to find mooring for the night?

Might sound a bit obsessive planning so far ahead, but SWMBO always wants to know where, when, how, who etc. - she'll slow down once we get started Smile

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Breydon is NOT a place to spend a night unless you have strayed out of the channel at high water and you are stuck!!!!

Breydon is more like an estuary rather than a Broad and moorings places close by are few and far between. Berney Arms is one and Burgh St. Peter another - both have a tidal rise and fall of 2' or more. Reedham is probably your next best bet and then St. Olaves.

If you really must go to Yarmouth stop at Acle, walk into the village and catch the bus - now every 15 mins. But give her a real treat and catch the bus the other way to Norwich. A really good centre and probably about 5000% better than Yarmouth - sorry people who like Yarmouth!!!!!

I hardly ever go to Yarmouth - except to get the car serviced, and I live here!!!!

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Thanks Marshman - again, just the sort of real information I need. I was thinking of calling in at Norwich by car on the way to picking up the boat, to do some last minute food shopping anyway. I don't really like supermarkets, but understand that Norwich has a good outdoor market every weekday, so may shop there for fresh stuff.

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Acle has a very good market on Thursday mornings.

A small but important tip ,
if you like a fried brekkie buy a cheap non stick fry pan and throw it away at the end of the trip.

also bring your own loo rolls.and matches.

roya

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