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andrinanicol
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Hello all
How exciting! There are 7 of us staying on a boat from Richardsons Stalham for 3 nights, we are all girls on a hen do. But do not worry, we are not a horrible bunch of trashy girls.

We arrive on the Friday, and our plan was to end up in Wroxham on the Saturday, perhaps moor somewhere we can plug hair dryer or straighteners in and then go into Norwich for dinner and a boogie. Which is where you guys can hopefully help, any suggestions on...

1. Where can we moor with electric? We don't mind paying for it if we can stay overnight. Just be nice to put the gladrags on, and straighten hair for the night.
2. Any suggestions where we can moor on the Friday night, somewhere between Stalham and Wroxham. We're looking for beauty, although I can imagine we are spoilt for choice. Perhaps somewhere we can BBQ, we have a carry BBQ with us.
3. Any pubs that can be suggested for nice food and a few drinks on the Sunday?

I have read several forums and heard several stories about the overall views of stag and hen dos, we respect the broads and just want to relax and have fun.

I hope someone can help us, we are going early August.

Thanks again

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Hello and welcome to the Forum . We were in the broads area last week,sadly not on a boat this time!

We had Saturday lunch at the New Inn Horning and an evening meal at The Bridge Acle.Both highly recommended with moorings on site.

Have a great time.

Martin W.



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Wroxham Saturday night through the bridge and the 1st moorings on the right have shore power hook up. Then train into Norwich and Taxi back. Sorted! BBQ? Ranworth Island or Salhouse maybe and a good pub for Sunday lunch, Sutton Staithe hotel or Wayford Bridge Hotel or for pub grub maybe the Dog at Ludham.

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TerryTibbs, I was wondering about mentioning to andrianichol that it is likely to be very busy in the Wroxham area on Saturday with hireboats going and coming, but perhaps if she leaves it until quite late she may be able to moor in a hireyard and use their shore facilities?  I've only been to Wroxham once on a boat, it was a Thursday and h*llish busy!

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Hi there,

Bear in mind the issues of getting back to a boat, at the side of the river, in the dark, late at night, after a few drinks! ( sorry if I am assuming that last bit)

If you moor in of the hire yards it is quite a walk, past and through holiday cottage marinas.

Personally, I'd stick with Broads areas, wherever the boat takes you and enjoy what that has to offer. Or book a hotel night for the Norwich dancing/clubbing bit - hot water, space, etc are limited on a boat for a few girls getting ready together!

We met a lovely group of "girlies" up at Coltishall earlier this year - about 8 of them, all trying to get ready for a birthday bash. They said they hadn't realised that hot water was limited on a boat and all of them doing showers and hair and stuff had not been easy! They didn't have a torch between them either so when we came across them later, trying to find their way back to the boat along the unlit riverbank, they were grateful for some assistance. It was only 11ish but there was nobody else about.

Jsut a couple of things to  bear in mind. Have a good time.

Karen



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Lisa,

Your right that Wroxham can be a bit hectic but there is normally a "window of opportunity" around middayish on Saturday before the new  batch of hirers take over. As you say failing that there is always the possibility of dropping into one of the hire yards later in the day.
Karen, it's like most things in life, if you want to find a reason for not doing something there is always one, personally I think that with a little common sense (and a torch) there is no reason why a trip to Norwich for a night of dancing, cavorting and a few drinks should be ruled out.

Dave
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p.s.Just a thought, don't know what boat you've hired but many now day have inverters which will allow you to plug in your straighteners without shore power. failing that a decent pair of gas fired straighteners shouldn't break the bank then your not limited to where you moor.

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Terry - you are just not "in the know"  Playful Wink  ...

... as a girl who, too, likes to dress up and go out, I have to inform you that gas straighteners just do not "cut the mustard" I'm afraid.

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Oh yes, forgot to ask - is it possible to use the 240v system via the inverter without running the engine? It's a while since we hired regularly so I may not be up to date, but back in 2005 we could only switch to the inverter and use it when underway/engine running. And it wouldn't cope with more than a couple of things at a time...

We have hook up on our own boat and that's a different kettle of fish all together. Absolutely fine.

Karen




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Barnes and Faircraft (both in Wroxham) have "power towers" but I am not sure if you can use them.

Karen is right the hot water will run out so will have to stagger showering, or share....



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hi there ,
as dave mentions , saturday morning on the broads is pretty quiet with many hirecraft gone back to there yards for handovers etc so getting in the  stahtie will be no problem, so remember that hireboatyards ask that you keep clear of them on change over days , ie friday / saturdays ,
also remember that if you decide to moor at wroxham stathie , you'll need the bridge pilot to take your hirecraft through ,
with regards to hair straightners etc , would help us if we knew the  name of your hirecraft , that way we can find if your boat has 240v inverter , as karens mentions about showers , make sure on saturday morning you fill up with water on way to your next stop , so you'll have enough water for getting dolled up lol ,places after that to stop ? we'll it's that very busy time again on the broads , so don't leave it late on sunday mooring up ,
good luck and enjoy

steve and vicky

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