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aitchvee
Jul-08-2013 @ 7:00 PM                           Permalink
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Hello there

We're taking out the Richardson's Capri at the end of June. I'm currently planning a route that'll take in the Bure, Ant and Thurne up to Horsey Mere (wanting to visit the seals). I think that'll be enough as I don't want to be slogging it.

What do people think of this as a plan? Too much? Will we fit under Potter Heigham?

I've downloaded a tide table for the week and there's a neep tide, which I'm guessing means we'll find the going easier?

Any advice/ must-see recommendations most welcome!

Thanks for having me Smile

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Jul-08-2013 @ 7:11 PM                           Permalink
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Hi, Aitchvee,

Welcome to the Forum. Are we talking June next year? Your plan sounds eminently suitable. Too many folk spend their Broads time rushing here and there, and see nothing. My advice is take it slow and relax!

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Jul-08-2013 @ 7:31 PM                           Permalink
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Hi and Welcome

On their website there nothing saying it won't go under PH Bridge, so you should be ok depending on tides, you will have to us the pilot at the bridge. Just enjoy the broads.
I will also be on the broads at that time from 7th June until 30th June.

Chris

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Jul-08-2013 @ 7:51 PM                           Permalink
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Richardsons quote capri as having an air draft of 6ft 7"  However these figures are usually slightly higher than the true height.  

At this air draft there is a fair chance of being able to get through the bridge but of course you can never be sure untill the day.

Once you are on the Broads the best thing do do it contact the pilot at potter for advice.

The pilots at Potter Heigham will know the exact height of the boat.

If you can get through it is a lovely part of the Broads above the Bridge.

Enjoy your holiday.  

Just take it easy and relax. There is so much to enjoy away from the rush.

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Been on a few Hamptons aka Capri....I am sure highest ever had was 6ft8". Don't remember one as high as 7ft. Think Richardsons are defo taking no chances, more for Wroxham to make sure customers use the pilot there.

Iain.

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Will there be seals at Horsey then?

I thought mating season was about now and the pups were born November/December time.

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Thanks for your fast and informative responses!

My brain can't function in this heat: it's July this year that we're going, and I forgot that seals are seasonal. We'll have to go back in winter/ spring. I still want to visit the coast though.

Anything to add to the must-see list?





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Hi,

We find the seals at the beach most times of the year (we saw last weekend), my other half always makes a beeline there and we have never not seen one. The beach is lovely there well worth a visit. If the boat doesn't through the bridge there's a car park now right on the beach. Enjoy. Mudweighting on ranworth broad (malthouse) or salhurst is a must! Have fun though!

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Thanks, RockyEddie: I'l definitely add those to the list. Good to hear we might spot some pinnipeds!


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